Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pontiac Deluxe Six transparent 'ghost car'

Although the 1930's will be remembered by most for it's tough economic times, it was also an era that brought about innovation. One of those unique concepts was the Pontiac Deluxe Six ‘ghost car’ which was created specifically for the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. 

GM and Rohm & Haas utilised plexiglass which was a new material at the time to create a fully transparent car. This car pushed the envelope and paved the way for those wanting to challenge the ‘norm’. In my opinion it exemplifies the technology of the time and radiates artistic charisma.

Originally the car cost $25,000 to build and earlier this year at an auction in Michigan it was sold for $308,000.


Anonymous said...

Thats way ahead of its time.. Very cool.. Any full vehicle shots?

Reinventing Wheels said...

It was definately way ahead of it's time. I do have some full vehicle shots. I might add one to the post for you.