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Old 02-07-2006, 07:22 AM
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One of 12 built by GM, a self-contained display and transport vehicle created by the GM design staff under Harley Earl's direction. Opening side, lighting, retractable stage, distinctive center "cupola" cockpit driving position and dual wheel front axle. Used in the "Parade of Progress" touring exhibit created by "Boss" Kettering that complemented the GM "Motoramas" from 1940 through 1956. One of only three survivors restored in their original "Parade of Progress" configuration (the others are in long term ownership by NATMUS and Peter Pan Bus Lines), this Futurliner is fully functional and has toured Canada in corporate promotions. Recently returned to its original "Parade of Progress" configuration and colors. Powered by a 400ci GM truck engine and fully equipped including an onboard motor-generator and updated air conditioning for the driver's compartment. A matchless symbol of the American auto industry at the height of its power and influence.
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General Motors Futureliner #2
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Old 02-07-2006, 07:23 AM
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I really wish there were more pictures of this one.
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Old 02-07-2006, 07:30 AM
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I really wish there were more pictures of this one.
I'll see what I can do next year. We saw one of them (possibly the last) in the GM Heritage Center back in January.
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Old 02-07-2006, 08:23 AM
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I'll see what I can do next year. We saw one of them (possibly the last) in the GM Heritage Center back in January.
There's 9 known to still exist, but I only knew of two that were in restored condition - the one that sold at Barrett-Jackson and another one that is nearly completed. I didn't know about the one that GM still had. As far as I knew, GM sold all 12 when they were finished with them. A few of them went to the Michigan State Police. A few of them were in bad shape and were given away to purchasers of the good ones to use for parts. One had been rear-ended by another Futureliner and scrapped. That one is also currently getting started with restoration.
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Old 02-07-2006, 10:36 AM
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I find this 'bus' to be extremely sexy, in an art-deco sort of way... anybody know what i mean?
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:21 PM
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didnt it sell for $4.1 million USD?
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:41 PM
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I find this 'bus' to be extremely sexy, in an art-deco sort of way... anybody know what i mean?
Indeed I do ... I really like it. I'd rather it was a campervan setup inside rather than just having an empty area though
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didnt it sell for $4.1 million USD?
Yessah.
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These things are great.
If you want more info this is the best web page.
Goes through the complete restoration of one as well.

http://www.futurliner.com/index.html
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Old 08-08-2006, 05:30 AM
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1 from the 2006 Meadow Brook Concours D'Elegance press kit.
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Old 08-08-2006, 05:33 AM
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And my pictures from the same show.
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General Motors Futureliner #5
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And my pictures from the same show.
I think they should use your photos for their press kit Any info on who Bud Dinger was?
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I think they should use your photos for their press kit Any info on who Bud Dinger was?
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