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Third Futurliner Makes Its Way Overseas

Posted March 16, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl

At one point its owners abandoned it by the roadside, considering it worth less than the gas no longer in its tank. More than 50 years later, one of the nine known Futurliners has become in such demand that an overseas collector sought it out, making it (at least) the third Futurliner to leave the confines of the United States for Europe.

“We have checked all the documents and vehicle numbers and are certain that this is No. 7,” said Michael Gross, head of business development at ChromeCars, the German firm that bought Futurliner No. 9 last summer. “The Futurliner was tucked between old tractors and tow trucks when we retrieved it last December under difficult weather conditions and in 5 degrees Fahrenheit.”

During the Parade of Progress for which GM built the 12 Futurliners, No. 7 displayed the “Out of the City Muddle” exhibit, focusing on urban and highway congestion, among other exhibits.

The legacy of the Futurliners will never die!

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