1950 GENERAL MOTORS FUTURLINER PARADE OF PROGRESS TOUR BUS - 178574Sold for Charity* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #2501 1950 GENERAL MOTORS FUTURLINER PARADE OF PROGRESS TOUR BUShttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/178574/178574_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1950 GENERAL MOTORS FUTURLINER PARADE OF PROGRESS TOUR BUS
Sold for Charity
PARADE OF PROGRESS TOUR BUS
*Includes Buyer Commission
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Lot #2501 - One of 12 built by GM, a self-contained display and transport vehicle created by the GM design staff under Harley Earl's direction. Opening side, lighting, retractable stage, distinctive center "cupola" cockpit driving position and dual-wheel front axle. Used in the "Parade of Progress" touring exhibit created by "Boss" Kettering that complemented the GM "Motoramas" from 1940 through 1956. One of only three survivors restored in their original "Parade of Progress" configuration (most of the others are in long-term ownership by NATMUS and Peter Pan Bus Lines), this Futurliner is fully functional and has toured Canada in corporate promotions. Returned to its original "Parade of Progress" configuration and colors. Powered by a 400cid GM truck engine and fully equipped, including an onboard motor-generator and updated air conditioning for the driver's compartment. A matchless symbol of the American auto industry at the height of its power and influence. Upon purchase, the Futurliner was re-restored by Ron Pratte to include a new set of period-correct tires produced from correct molds. Titled as a 1953.
**ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE ARMED FORCES FOUNDATION**
**WILL BE SOLD THE EVENING OF SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015 FOLLOWING LOT 2500**
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