Sometimes you see something that makes you stop in your tracks, and fall instantly in love. This is one of those times.
Introducing the 1939 Plexiglass Pontiac:
Built for the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the car was a collaboration between General Motors and Rohm and Haas, the inventors of Plexiglass.
Rohm and Haas took the blueprints for the body of the car and cast it in Plexiglass. The frame of the car was given a copper wash or chromed. Many of the interior parts are painted white.
The car is fully functional, but has only 86 miles on it–it was not something ever meant to be driven on the highway.
Though it has a little wear and tear, the car is in remarkably good condition. On July 30, it will go on auction, and will probably fetch around half a million dollars.
I had thought that I would bid on it, but, sadly, it is a little beyond my price range.