Weird RVs: Futureliner: A retro blast from the 40s

WOW this are just too cool, wish I had the money to even go to a Jackson auction ( need to hit a lotto like most) but wish I could see one for real?

Futureliner: A retro blast from the 40s

Barnett-Jackson Auctions
In the 1940s, General Motors rolled out a series of truly futuristic buses designed by Harley Earl. These buses were part of GMs promotional work called the Parade of Progress. Each Futureliner focused on the, “How far we’ve come” theme, showing off advances in technology like microwave ovens, televisions, stereo sound, even jet engines.
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A total of 12 Futureliners were built, and were on the road for the Parade of Progress from 1940 to 1941, and after the war, made another sprint through the U.S., from 1953 to 1956. When GM called an end to the parade, where would the Futureliners go? Two of them went to the Michigan State Police, who dubbed them “Safetyliners” to promote highway safety. Oral Roberts snagged one to use as a backdrop for crusades. One never made to the end of the parade – crashing as a total loss in 1956.
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Bus Number Nine in the series was snapped up and converted to a motorhome. Can you imagine the fuss you’d make, rolling into a campground in a Futureliner motorhome, and leaning on that big airhorn? Well, here’s your chance. Barrett-Jackson Auctioneers will be selling one in their 2015 auction cycle. This same outfit had the distinction of selling one of its littermates back in 2006 for a company record-breaking price of over $4 million.
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About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on June 25, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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