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4 million $ Futurliner

January 16th, 2007, 1:31 pm

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A Futurliner built in the 50's was sold for 4 million $US :shock: at the Barrett-Jackson Auction. That bus was restored in Canada, Quebec. It was used as a phone companie promotional vehicle in Montreal. It was repainted to stock form for the sale. Talking about a good investment.

Here a pict before it was repainted.

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January 16th, 2007, 1:35 pm

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beautiful.... I normally don't subscribe to adages like "they don't build them like they used to", but they don't make them like this anymore!

January 16th, 2007, 6:38 pm

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niiiice. glad they did the fido script on the side period-style. a new logo woulda killed it.

too bad they didnt follow through and do the same chrome logo treatment on the front and rear.

never seen that style bus before, but i like. i have a thing for old cars and chrome. i DO believe "they dont make em like they used to!"

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January 16th, 2007, 9:34 pm

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That bus would make a killer motorhome for someone. I can't believe $4 million at Barrett-Jackson though. I guess even the strange ones get big bucks there. Although, it must have cost a fortune restoring it, every replacement part would have to be custom built!

January 16th, 2007, 10:25 pm

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Actually, the owner was looking for a motorhome until he saw a for sale ad in Hemmings. There is some articles about the restoration. Go to yahoo or google, Futurliner.

January 21st, 2007, 3:50 pm

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Kind of establishes the Futurliner a early "retro".
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January 21st, 2007, 4:22 pm

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Guess this explains the 'dualies' up front.
Note the bright, horizontal "T" structure above the vehicle; an extendible "light bar".
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A fleet of twelve toured together; an interesting read for Sunday afternoon.

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January 25th, 2007, 7:15 pm

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To be honest it doesn't really do anything for me. Give me a Dymaxion instead anyday!

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