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Transparent Car (1940)
Postcard courtesy of Paul M. Van Dort

The Transparent Car is on display in the main lobby of the General Motors Building. It is a full-size Pontiac Torpedo 8 Sedan with Body by Fisher. The outer panels are made of Plexiglas, a new transparent plastic. Through the transparent exterior you see the structural and operation parts ordinarily hidden from view. By the use of chrome and copper-plating, as well as bronze and enamel finished, the various functioning parts are easily distinguished. And of course, you can readily see the many design and constructional features that contribute strength and safety to the famous Body by Fisher.

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