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Posted 11 months ago

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pw-collector
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In 2009, while in Troy, Mich. I had the opportunity to visit the General Motors Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Mich. While there they were taking this G.M. Futurliner, Parade of Progress Bus off a transport trailer, and it immediately caught my attention.
Designed by Harley Earl and built in 1940 by GMC Truck & Fisher Coach and Body. There were a total of 12 built and were used in GM's Parade of Progress, which traveled the United States exhibiting new cars and technology. The Futurliners were used for these exhibits from 1940 to 1941 and again from 1953 to 1956.
The G.M. Heritage Center housed an amazing collection of Past, Present & Futuristic Concept cars, gas pumps, signs, & archived documents. An experience that will not be forgotten. I just wish my camera & photography skills would have been better, but still look at the photos I have every-so-often.
Thanks for letting me share this awesome bus with you,
Dave

Comments

  1. inky inky, 11 months ago
    Too too cool!..:-)
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 11 months ago
    Way to cool!!!
    I like the drivers access.
    I've never seen duals on the front axle.
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks inky, mustangtony, geo26e, EJW-54 & walksoftly for the comments & appreciation.
    Dave
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks bratjdd for the appreciation.
    Dave
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks BB2, BELLIN68 & Manikn for the appreciation.
    Dave
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks optimusprime for the appreciation.
    Dave
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks vetraio50 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  8. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks officialfuel & signahoic for the appreciation.
    Dave
  9. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks egreeley1976, leighannrn, chrissylovescats & chevy59 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  10. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks musikchoo, ttomtucker, toolate2 & Moonstonelover21 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  11. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks toracat for the appreciation.
    Dave
  12. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks beachbomb for the appreciation.
    Dave
  13. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks gargoylecollector for the appreciation.
    Dave
  14. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks RonM for the appreciation.
    Dave
  15. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 11 months ago
    All i can say is ....I WANT ONE AND I WANT IT NOW....ok I'm over it ,,,,kinder
    top shelf....
  16. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks Roycroftbooksfromme1 for the appreciation.
    This was one for sale on ebay that ended July 18, 2011 with a bid of $505,600.00 but did not reach the reserve price.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320724467378#ht_8777wt_1047
    Dave
  17. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 11 months ago
    well Dave,
    looks like I'm a dollar short and a day late ...lol
    I would have to give up sex if I bought it ... my wife would shut me offffffffff for sure.....smiling
  18. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 months ago
    Thanks upstatenycollector for the appreciation.
    Dave
  19. MattyG MattyG, 9 months ago
    I love this Bus, thanks for sharing
  20. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 months ago
    Thanks MattyG, electobacco & Moonstonelover21 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  21. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 9 months ago
    Totally want this. In fact I need one of these...
  22. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 months ago
    Thanks DrFluffy for the appreciation.
    Dave
  23. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 months ago
    Thanks rniederman for the appreciation.
    Dave
  24. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 months ago
    Thanks tom61375 & Dan121156 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  25. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 months ago
    Thanks jjsr, Kerry & Manikin for the appreciation.
    Dave
  26. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 months ago
    Thanks vanskyock24 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  27. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 months ago
    Thanks bracken3 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  28. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
    One of the coolest things I have ever seen.
  29. mark mark, 2 months ago
    Bus vin# 11 1950, sold a few years ago at Barrett Jackson Scottsdale for $4,320,000.
  30. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 months ago
    Thanks fort apache & ozmarty for the appreciation.
    Thanks Mark for that information.
    Dave
  31. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 months ago
    Thanks Ken (pops52) for the appreciation.
    Dave
  32. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 months ago
    Thanks jfiske & antiquerose for the appreciation.
    Dave

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