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GM Futurliner bus sells for millions

Bodyshop personnel with an eye for space, shape and form cannot but admire this 1950 GM Futurliner, which went under the gavel recently and netted its owner a cool $4 million.

FuturlinerThis pristine example drew a substantial amount of fanfare when it went up for auction at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event recently.

The Futurliners originally drew power from a four-cylinder diesel engine; however this bus was restored and given a livelier beating heart in the form of a 400ci GM truck engine.

This example came up for auction in 2006 and in quite the memorable fashion. The owner had been hoping to get more than $600,000 for the brute. It hammered for a formidable $4.1 million.