This month ebay Motors is celebrating Collector Car Appreciation Month. Within this celebration is a featured eBay listing for one of the original 1939 GM Futurliners. If you aren’t up to par on your Futurliner history, they were basically tour buses that Harley Earl & his crew produced 12 of way back in the 1930’s. When the Futurliners combined their superpowers on the open road, they became General Motors’ “Parade of Progress”. This futuristic parade toured the entire United States along with parts of Canada, Mexico and Cuba. Their goal was to show off some of the newest technologies that were going to make the world a better place.
Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtHMwK1ZAag
These 12 Futuristic buses toured until the mid 1950’s when they were retired from the parade duties. Over the next 50 years they all went different directions. Some landed in museums, some in private collections and some were sadly left rotting into the earth. In 1995, the Peter Pan Bus Company owner procured himself Futurliner #7, which was restored to its former beauty and then became the company mascot for the next 15 years.
2011 rolls around, and it’s now time for the Futurliner to start the newest chapter in its life. The starting bid is half a million dollars, which may be short money considering that the claims that another Futurliner fetched 4 million dollars in a previous auction. Get out your checkbooks folks, the future is now, and this futurliner would be a perfect conversation piece for your neighborhood!
eBay Item # 320724467378