In 1930, Pontiac signed the first American car with a completely transparent body. With “Ghost Car”, the automaker is playing with the potentials of a new building material: acrylic plastic. In 1939, visitors to the New York Fair were amazed at this dramatic and futuristic aesthetic, amplified by chrome screws and fasteners.
A few years later, the “Ghost Car” was designed again by the Rohm & Haas company, which had recently developed an innovative material: plexiglass. This incidental discovery, created during an experiment with a laminated safety glass, gives the umpteenth version of the “Ghost Car” all its futuristic appearance.