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GMC Futurliner to Rewrite eBay Record Books

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There used to be a time when American cars and truck sported looks inspired by trains. Streamlining was the name of the game, but the overall look needed to be imposing as well.

July 8th is the National Collector's Car day, and to celebrate, eBay is hosting an auction that it hopes to break the site's record for the most expensive vehicle ever sold through eBay Motors. One of the nine remaining General Motors Futurliners is expected to fetch millions of dollars on the site as its auction runs from July 8 to 18.

The 400 horsepower monster is 33 feet long and just short of 12 feet tall, so you’ll have a lot of trouble parking it at the mall. When it was built for the 1939 New York World's Fair, it cost GM around $2 million in today's money, so it’s sure to fetch a lot more than the current $500,00 bid on eBay. We’ll also remind you that other GMC Futurliner was sold for $4.1 million back in 2006, and the model currently offered has been painstakingly restored over the past three years.

We’ll remind you that a total of 12 Futurliners toured the U.S. under the "Parade of Progress" GM event, showing the nation the technology of the future. Each bus opened up to display the science behind microwaves, jet propulsion and alien spacecraft.... wait, that’s not right! This particular leviathan was pulled out of New York corn field in 1997 before being brought back to life by Coach Builders of Springfield, Massachusetts.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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