If you want to be a part of car history then you should look to make a bid on the last ‘ghost car' in the world. The Pontiac was covered in flexi glass and is seen to be entirely see through, and was built in 1939 by General Motors. It was built at a cost of twenty five thousand dollars, and is now worth four hundred and seventy five thousand dollars as it is expected to be sold at auction this week.
Pontiac as a brand was established in the early 1900's as a companion for general motors. It took over the companion company within five years and then became a companion for Chevrolet. The brand reigned over America for one hundred years until GM Motors decided to end its span in 2010.
Just two of the ghost cars were ever made, and this model has a three speed transmission; the last of its kind. It has been preserved well and although it has gathered a few chips and cracks over the years it has remained in a relatively good state, which adds to its value at auction. The models rubber mouldings are made in white, and the car's tires are the same, the only recent mechanical work that has been done on the car is the replacement of the fuel lines, and the car also offers a L-head cylinder engine, a coil spring independent front suspension and a live rear axle with semi elliptic leaf springs. The car also has four wheel hydraulic drum brakes, and was constructed for the golden gate exposition in 1940 on Treasure Island, a manmade island in San Francisco Bay.
The cars then toured the countries dealerships and this one was then displayed in te Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. After its time there it was owned by a succession of dealers, and was purchased by the father of the current owner in the 1980's.
The car has no registration number as it is too old, but it is accompanied by a collection of photos and memorabilia from during its lifespan.
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