Pontiac “Ghost Car”: the first transparent car made in America

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 vehicle. Unveiled in the same year, the “Ghost Car” was the first completely transparent car made in America, and eight decades later, photos of it are still a wonder to see. Designed to showcase everything…

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#TodayInHistory – October 11

October 11 – Some important events on this day. 1138 👉🏼 Earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, kills an estimated 230,000 1634 👉🏼 Burchardi flood – “the second Grote Mandrenke” kills about 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany 1737 👉🏼 Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta, India 1746 👉🏼 Battle of Rocoux: French defeat British, Austrian and Dutch armies 1797 👉🏼 Battle of Camperdown (Kamperduin): British navy defeats Dutch fleet 1811 👉🏼 The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation 1852 👉🏼 The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, is…

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