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“Most original unrestored” Futurliner goes Under the Knife for Full Restoration

Posted June 25, 2013 8:00 AM by dstrohl

When it came up for sale two years ago, auction copywriters called it the most original unrestored Futurliner known to exist. Many collector car observers could guess that it wouldn't remain that way for long, however, and indeed that particular Futurliner has since embarked on a mission to become the most authentic restored Futurliner known to exist.

The 60th anniversary of the re-launch of the new and improved General Motors Parade of Progress Futurliners has gone largely unnoticed amid the various automotive anniversaries being celebrated this year

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06/25/2013 8:16 PM

Too cool....Land Yacht....

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06/26/2013 6:37 AM

That is so cool , Makes me want to sve my pennies and buy one, or design and build a similar project,thanks for the heads up..

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06/26/2013 3:18 PM

Five or so years ago, one of these sold at Barrett Jackson for over $4M. I think it was a record setter.

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06/26/2013 3:21 PM

Here's the auction. It was in '06 and sold for $4.3M

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/application/onlinesubmission/lotdetails.aspx?aid=53&ln=1307

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06/26/2013 4:45 PM

Wow, out of my range....From what I've read there are only 9 of these, and 2 are being used as parts, which leaves 7, most of which as in various stages of restoration....There reportedly were only 12 made, which means there could be one as yet undiscovered in some barn somewhere, what a find that would be!

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06/26/2013 5:13 PM

Back in the late 90's, there was one sitting out in Van Nuys near the dealer lot. It didn't look like it was running and it just sat there. I don't know if the owner knew the value.

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06/27/2013 1:43 PM

$4.3 million for one of the ugliest busses/motorhomes GM ever made?

Somebody has way too much money on no taste.

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