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Ghost Car


Yours for only $275,000 (minimum) comes this Plexiglas Plymouth Deluxe Six — built by GM for the 1940 World’s Fair. Here’ some background on the car from Hemmings Blog. It’s coming up for auction this July at the St. John’s auction in Plymouth, Michigan. Auction site here for classic car pron.

h/t: The Awesomer

14 comments to Ghost Car

  • Raoul Ortega

    Back in the ’80s and ’90s I worked at and for a fruity computer company in both software QA and development. When we’d get new hardware, often the plastics were transparent. This was because it’s a lot easier to see if everything fits and if there was problem with things binding, rattling, not latching, etc., they can be easily found. Those machines were supposed to be scrapped when production began (FCC rules, etc.), but often people found ways to keep those plastics when returning the rest of the machine.

    I had an early PowerBook for which I swapped out the case, but it with the RFI shields in place, you couldn’t see all the electronics. So I’m sure the FCC didn’t approve of my alternations.

    (And those hub-cabs look like giant screw heads…)

  • Dr.Schplatt

    Although popular in the 50s and 60s, there were not many back seat babies made in this particular model.

  • -fritz-

    When I was teaching aircraft maintenance in the Air Force, we had a classroom mockup, made of plexiglass, of the complete fuel system of an F100 fighter. It was very cool, and had all the transfer pumps, fuel piping, etc. It had a red colored mock jet fuel and actually ran as if a real airplane using the fuel. Seeing it actually operate was a boon to teaching the operation and parts/locations and terminology.

    • Tink in Cali

      I would love to see something like that; I should have been an engineer – I am completely enthralled when I can see/figure out how things work.

  • Clear P-51

    I built one of these when I was a kid. Stuff like this is cool.

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