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Body by Fisher: 1940

Body by Fisher: 1940

        The Plexiglas Pontiac Deluxe Six "Ghost Car," which sold at auction a few years ago for $308,000. (Another shot here.)

June 11, 1940. "General Motors exhibit at Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco. Transparent Car with Pontiac Chassis and Body by Fisher." And what a body it is! 8x10 inch Agfa acetate negative. View full size.


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Here's one of those photos you were looking for, Born40YearsTooLate. Pretty eerie, indeed!

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A guy could get arrested hauling bodies in that trunk.

One, or two?

There's been a dispute for some time as to whether there were two of these built (a 1939 model, and a 1940 model), or just one (a 1939 model that was updated to look like a 1940 model). The plexiglass maker Rohm & Haas partnered with Fisher Body to make the parts and build the car(s).

I can't locate any of them now, but in the past I've seen some old pictures of one that was placed in a darkened space and then photographed while lighted from the inside. The pictures looked pretty dramatic.

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