* on loan – not permanently displayed at the AACA
General Motors Futurliner
If you are a regular visitor to RoadsideWonders, you will have noticed a lot of recent posts from the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The initial inspiration for my visit was to catch the Futurliner #10 while it was temporarily housed at the Museum. It leaves Hershey on April 28th but you can catch it around the country this summer – click here to view the tour schedule.
I wish I had been able to view it outdoors – the enormity of this great vehicle made it a bit tricky to to photograph indoors. Below are some of the photos that I took, a great vintage video, and an additional link of interest. Enjoy!
Futurlinr 1:64 Model and some additional history
from the placard:
|Built By:||GMC Truck and Fisher Coach & Body.|
|Height:||3.5 metres (11 feet 7 inches)|
|Width:||2.4 metres (8 feet)|
|Length:||10 metres (33 feet)|
|Wheelbase:||6.3 metres (20 feet 8 inches)|
|Weight:||13 tons (30,000 pounds) (approx)|
|Fuel Capacity:||340 litres (90 gallons) (2 45 gallon tanks)|
|Top Speed:||65 km/h (40 mph)|