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Seeing-Through Is Believing-Through

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

further reedings…

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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Clark Bent

WAIT, SUPERMAN WAS ORIGINALLY A BALD TELEPATHIC DUDE WHO WANTED TO DESTROY THE WORLD?????????

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IT’S TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Black Golden Tan

tanning oil and… oil, line the coast at Huntington Beach, 1930s 

sh!t creeps me out, and yet it’s oddly beautiful

+ this bonus oil derrick foto!

The towering oil wells of Long Beach Harbor region are reflected in high tide waters pushing over a nine-block area today. Among the 12 families that were evacuated from the stricken neighborhood were two expectant mothers. Lifeguards turned them over to the Red Cross for care. Another 30 families floated their belongings out of inundated section. photograph dated – July 19, 1951

[pics via the incredible LAPL archives]

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