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Remember that plastic model of a human being, complete with organs your dad gave you when you were a kid, hoping you'd go to med school? Well, if you ended up a car mechanic instead, here's the thing for you: A transparent Pontiac, and it's not made of plastic.

Built for the 1939-40 New York World's Fair at a cost of $25,000 for the General Motors "Highways and Horizons" pavilion and touted as the "Glass Car," the vehicle is up for sale at Plymouth's Inn at St. John's, in conjunction with the Concours d'Elegance.

"This car is very, very special," said Alain Squindo, a car specialist for RM Auctions. "We've never before offered anything so unique. It's extremely rare and has the unique quality that collectors look for." Likely selling price? Between $275,000 to $475,000. Wait, maybe med school wouldn't have been such a bad idea after all...



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