GM Bus with stated WF connection for sale

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Yes, Trey has been trying to convince his wife they really need to buy it... :)

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Road trip!

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Very funny, Bill! Actually, maybe there is an angle I can play-- my wife has been looking for a new car with enough room for the kids and their friends. She could probably pack the whole damn school into a Futurliner!

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I would hate to imagine the cost to actually operate it with today's gas prices.

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She could probably pack the whole damn school into a Futurliner!

And she could open up the big side door to reveal a stage for one of those school concerts by George Thorogood and the Destroyers!
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I live in Studio City, just down the street from where this great beast had been sitting for years. In the early 1990s, it was just a rusted hulk, so the owner must have seriously poured money into its restoration.

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Actually there were several of these so you might've seen one that is still a rusted hulk as this one seems to be in "as presented" condition

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Nope, this actually is the Sherman Oaks/Studio City model-- I met the owner a couple of times and watched him slowly but surely restore it to its former glory. It literally took him years to do it-- but the end result is awesome. :) Meanwhile, magickbilly might be able to confirm this-- but I'm fairly certain we've never been able to prove that the Futurliners made a World's Fair appearance of any kind.

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Yes, the documentation we've found is that they arrived "at the World's Fair"- but probably a short time before it opened. And we've found nothing that says they were still there when the gates DID open, before they hit the road to begin their nationwide tour.

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That bus is proof positive that people in 1939 had vision along with remarkable creativity. That bus is a gem.

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