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GM Futureliner Bus from 1950 Sold for $4.1 Million



This is one cute looking bus despite of its massive size.  Can you believe this vehicle was produced in 1940s?

In 1939, GM built 12 of this bus for the mobile exhibition Parade of Progress tours, with a goal of crossing the United States to show the public the latest models of cars and the innovative technology of the time.

Starting shortly after the 1939 New York World's Fair, these events showed off General Motors products and concept cars at events around the nation. Not long after they got going, the events were stopped for World War II.

Nine of the original 12 Futureliners are remaining today with 3 of them still in running condition.

Despite their enormous size, these buses could carry only three occupants including the driver. The sides opened outward to reveal a stage.

The buses were originally powered by two-stroke diesel engines, and after 1953 they were fitted with 145 horsepower six-cylinder gasoline engines.

The auction started off at half million dollar and closed at $4.1 million.  Proceeds from the sale of the Futurliner bus are being given to the Armed Forces Foundation, a nonprofit that serves military service members, veterans and their families.



GM Futureliner Bus from 1950 Sold for $4.1 Million Reviewed by Brandon on 3:38 PM Rating: 5

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