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The First “Invisible” Car Goes For a Cool $300,000

August 24, 2011

From carnewsbreak.com – The 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six Ghost Car was recently sold for $308,000!

The article below details the circumstances of the sale, as well as the components of this famous vehicle.

View the full article in its original location here.

1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six 'Ghost Car' Image: RM Auctions

72 years ago, in 1939, General Motors built the first “invisible” car in the world, a Pontiac Deluxe Six which had a Plexiglas body kit. The body panels were created by Rohm&Haas, the company that invented Plexiglas and launched it on the market in 1933 and the entire car’s construction cost $25,000, which in those days was a lot of money (almost $400,000 today). Meanwhile, the car has changed several owners and recently it was acquired during an auction for $308,000.

The Plexiglas is a very strong material, so even though the body kit suffered a few cracks, the car’s overall shape is remarkable, still being transparent. Even the tires are original and, under the bonnet, the only parts that were replaced are the fuel hoses, the original ones being changed after leaking.

Apparently, this was not the only “invisible” Pontiac built, because another similar model was built the next year, in 1940, but it looks like this model disappeared in unknown conditions. According to experts, the remaining unit’s worth is increased by the car still working, however the same experts claim that using it would affect its historic importance.

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