Transparent Ghost Car Sold For $308,000

edwardquilo - August 1, 2011 03:36PM in General News

You'll be anything but invisible driving this transparent "Ghost Car." Recognized as the only car of its kind, this 72-year-old Pontiac Deluxe Six began life as a General Motors showcase car for the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Outfitted with a see-through Plexiglas frame, the car initially cost $25,000 to build. After its stint at the New York World's Fair, the car toured a couple of dealerships, and was also displayed at the Smithsonian Institution.  A second car was also built, but it is unknown what became of it. 

At an auction last Saturday, the transparent car was sold for $308,000. Prior to the auction, a family had owned the car since the 1980s. The well-maintained classic beauty had less than 100 miles on it, as it was driven to and from dealerships for display purposes only. The car was born out of a partnership between General Motors and Rohm & Haas Company, of which the latter made the Plexiglas. The car's structural metal was copper-washed, and its hardware were all chrome-plated. The identity of the new owner wasn't revealed, but you'll know it's this car when you see it.