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Author Topic: GM Futurliner sold for $4.1M at auction.  (Read 1235 times)
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« on: January 03, 2007, 12:54:34 PM »

Hope this isn't a repost, but I found an interesting article on a GM Futurliner that sold for over $4 million at auction:
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=109053?imw=Y

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007, 01:18:22 PM »

Yea Delzy,

It's a repost...   If you look at the date on the story, it says 1-26-06'

Barrett Jackson's auction starts the third week of this month in Scottsdale AZ.

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2007, 01:31:42 PM »

I had not seen that before. That is amazing! Something tells me you will never see it on the road though. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2007, 02:21:13 PM »

that futureliner as wel a few other restored ones regularly drive around on their own power
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2007, 02:22:13 PM »

and despite them being very cool art deco designs........NOT a Bus....it's a truck
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2007, 03:20:32 PM »

Here's a link to a little more info on the Futurliner project:

http://www.futurliner.com/

and This:

http://www.gm.com/company/gmability/edu_k-12/5-8/making_vehicles/futurliner.html

and one on the parade of progress:

http://www.futurliner.com/account.htm
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2007, 03:26:15 PM »

and despite them being very cool art deco designs........NOT a Bus....it's a truck - tekebird

I agree with that!! Reminds me more of a train from the front! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2007, 04:12:26 PM »

The only reason it is not considered a bus is because it never had seats and was intended to carry passengers.  I wouldn't criticize anyone calling it a bus as the design of at least the rear is similiar to buses from the same era.

Anyone who pays $4.1 million for a bus/truck/whatyamacallit would have to be crazy to ever take it out on a public highway.

The Futurliner owned by NATMUS is transported on a special trailer designed just for the Futrliner.  I don't believe it gets driven a whole lot.

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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2007, 05:15:12 PM »

The report last February was that the Futureliner buyer drove it home from the auction.
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