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Title
Shot of the Transparent Car on display in the General Motors Building
Contributing Institution
California State University, Fresno
Collection
Worlds Fair Collection
Rights Information
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Description
This famous "glass" car, which was displayed in the General Motors building at the Golden Gate International Exposition, is the only model of its kind in the world. It is a full-size Pontiac 4-door sedan, the outer panels of which are made of "Plexiglas," a new crystal-clear plastic. Being transparent, this material makes it possible to see the rigid interior bracing of the Unisteel Turret Top Body by Fisher, the working mechanism of the no draft ventilation system and various mechanical features. It shows at a glance the hidden values that are built into Pontiac cars. See what you get when you buy a Pontiac! You don't look at this scientific marvel, you look through it!
Type
image
Format
14.0 cm. x 8.9 cm.
Identifier
EXP939f.174pc
http://cdmweb.lib.csufresno.edu/cdm/ref/collection/worldsfair/id/17497
Subject
Golden Gate International Exposition
Place
San Francisco, California
Source
Donald L. Larson Collection on International Expositions and Fairs
HMLSC_EXP939f_174pc
Relation
World's Fair Collection

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