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General Motors’ 1939-1940 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’

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Visitors to the 1939 New York World’s Fair Highways and Horizons exhibit by General Motors were dazzled by the display of a one-of-a-kind 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six Plexiglas® car.  This specially fabricated see through vehicle was constructed of acrylic plastic (quite an advancement at the time) which made visible the many parts that created the Deluxe Six.  All screws and fasteners were chrome-plated for dramatic effect.  The ‘Ghost Car’ also appeared at the 1940 New York World’s Fair and proudly showcased its newly redesigned front end and grill.  A second 1940 ‘Ghost Car’ was built for the 1940 Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island, near San Francisco

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1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’  Sold for $308,000

1939 / 1940 Plastic Pontiac – First Plastic Car In The World

 

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Boldsmobile

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Earliest Known Officially Licensed 1963 Batmobile. What is believed to be the world’s first car that became an officially licensed Batmobile was conceived and customized starting in 1960 by 23-year-old Forrest Robinson. After finishing the design, Robinson and a young friend, Len Perham, begun building the car in the Robinson family barn. Robinson completed the car in 1963-two years before the George Barris customization of the TV Batmobile was started. The ’63 Batmobile’ is the earliest known car in existence that was sanctioned by a DC Comics licensee

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Crown Royals

when baseball was about to return to Kansas City, the Royals turned to their new neighbors – Hallmark Cards – to come up with their logo. 21 Hallmark employees took a stab at it, but Shannon Manning’s design won, and is still (pretty much) with us today

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mo fun – The Hidden History of This Year’s MLB Playoff Team Logos

Go Royals!
Go Nats!

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