1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six 'Ghost Car' up for auction

A 1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six "Ghost Car," and a rare 1932 Packard Twin Six Individual Custom Convertible Sedan, will up for auction July 30.

Remarkably preserved, this 1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six "Ghost Car," is the only known survivor of the two built. RM Auctions

This 1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six "Ghost Car," once on display at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair, could now be yours, at the right price.

The first full-size transparent car built in America (at a reported cost of $25,000), is expecting to fetch somewhere between $275,000 and $475,000.

The Plexiglas vehicle was a collaboration between General Motors and Rohm & Haas. It features a Plexiglas body that exposes the vehicle's innards.

Following the New York World's Fair, the "Ghost Car" went on a nationwide tour, and then spent several years on display at the Smithsonian Institute before passing through a succession of Pennsylvania Pontiac dealers.

Also up for auction, is a rare 1932 Packard Twin Six Individual Custom Convertible Sedan by Dietrich. It was purchased by entertainer Al Jolson for $6,600. Jolson, who was once known as "The World's Greatest Entertainer," died in 1950. The Packard is expected to be auctioned at between $950,000 and $1,150,000.

RM Auctions' St. John's sale will be held July 30 at the Inn of St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan.

The first full-size transparent car built in America (at a reported cost of $25,000), is expecting to fetch somewhere between $275,000 and $475,000.

The Plexiglas vehicle was a collaboration between General Motors and Rohm & Haas. It features a Plexiglas body that exposes the vehicle's innards.

Following the New York World's Fair, the "Ghost Car" went on a nationwide tour, and then spent several years on display at the Smithsonian Institute before passing through a succession of Pennsylvania Pontiac dealers.

Also up for auction, is a rare 1932 Packard Twin Six Individual Custom Convertible Sedan by Dietrich. It was purchased by entertainer Al Jolson for $6,600. Jolson, who was once known as "The World's Greatest Entertainer," died in 1950. The Packard is expected to be auctioned at between $950,000 and $1,150,000.

RM Auctions' St. John's sale will be held July 30 at the Inn of St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan.

 

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