Transparent Pontiac for sale

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20 Responses to “Transparent Pontiac for sale”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Every thief’s dream! Very easy to open up a door using a wire, looking through the body.

  2. awjtawjt says:

    Is it the plexiglass that when you get it cold and drop it from about 3 feet, it shatters into a million shards, like glass, or the plexiglass that when you shoot it with a .50 caliber round, it gets a little dent on it like it was merely pissed off that you tried to mar its surface?

    • JavaMoose says:

      Just to nit pick.

      Plexiglas is a trade name for Acrylic (aka Poly(methyl methacrylate). Yes, acrylic will shatter, but it is more scratch resistant (i.e. harder) than…

      Poly-carbonate – PC (trade names are many including Tuffak; Lexan; etc) is shatter resistant but it scratches easily. Bulletproof PC is actually two thick pieces of PC with a flexible layer sandwiched in between the layers.

      Used to work as a designer at a plastics company, so many people get this confused, so it’s a pet peeve now.

      The more you know…

  3. JIMWICh says:

    Frig-O-Therm. That name again is Frig-O-Therm.

  4. foobar says:

    How do we know he didn’t invent the thing?

  5. Anonymous says:

    There is a certain poetry in such a transparent design. It’s the perfectly proportional response to all those modern cars with needlessly blacked-out or mirrored windows, gaudy paint jobs, ground effects and superfluous lighting. This is a truly interesting and appealing car.

    I hope it ends up in a respectable collection and not paraded up and down the streets like some slurring halfwit’s playtoy. Leave that sort of peacocking to the Hummers, Escalades and “customized” old sedans. This transparent oddity is too good for those losers.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’m trying to recall what they say about people who drive glass cars…

  7. nixiebunny says:

    It’s the plexiglass that shatters. See the close-up of the right rear fender. This was made in 1939, after all.

    There’s also a plexiglass TV set made by RCA that showed at the same fair. Want!

  8. Anonymous says:

    While the model picture is fascinating and it is a GM product, I believe that it is a Buick, not a Pontiac.

    • Anonymous says:

      > While the model picture is fascinating and it is a
      > GM product, I believe that it is a Buick, not a Pontiac.

      I believe you’re wrong, as the license plate “clearly” says “1940 Pontiac”…

  9. Angryjim says:

    Holy cow, that’s awesome. Maybe I can get a home loan to buy it if I convince the bank I’m going to live in it.

  10. Hank says:

    Back in the ’80s there was a guy who drove a wrought iron VW Bug around Santa Barbara. Not quite as see-through as plexiglass, but definitely a bit breezier

  11. awjtawjt says:

    Yeah, it’s the plexi that’s brittle. Oh well. We’ll just have to wait for transparent aluminum.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Guess the kids wouldn’t be able to crouch down so they wouldn’t be seen in the car with their parents!!

  13. zandar says:

    Sell? That is national treasure. It belongs in the freaking Smithsonian.

  14. jjsaul says:

    I thought this was going to be a 3d printing post. Which makes me wonder, what’s the largest anyone has made a 3d printer? Could the parts be assembled into a mobile, robotic platform so that there’s no real boundary to the size of a printable object?

    I want to print a boat, but a transparent car body would be a good start.

  15. Brainspore says:

    That transparent trunk was bound to alienate the gangster market.

  16. J.L.H says:

    Ja,ja. Good idea, but not as good as this amazing transparent plane project by Airbus presented today. In this case, the transparency allows the passage to see the sky. Awesome images here:
    http://thingsthatmakeyouhappy.com/2011/06/15/transparent-plane-by-airbus/

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