- Written by webmin
After yesterday’s post on the see-through Pontiac going up for auction, we received the above photo from our friend Bob Cunningham showing a 1950 Chevrolet delivery truck bodied (mostly) in Plexiglas to show off its cargo capacity for the attendees of the 1950 Chicago auto show. Surprisingly, Bob doesn’t have the truck’s entire life story, so he’d like to hear from anybody who knows more about it.
For readers of the Lost and Found column in Hemmings Classic Car, this clear car body should be familiar (see HCC #36 and HCC #39), but we mentioned it in the comments to yesterday’s story, so we thought we’d include it here. Spotted at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, the 3/8-scale model was used to find stress points and potential failures in complex shapes (such as, say, a unibody) in the days before computers could do such things.
Know of any other clear cars?