GM Futurliner!

* on loan – not permanantly displayed at the AACA

General Motors Futurliner
AACA Museum
Hershey, Pennsylvania
submitted by “wendyvee”

wendyvee says:
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!

Futurliner Home

Futurlinr 1:64 Model and some additional history

from the placard:

Built By: GMC Truck and Fisher Coach & Body.
Number built: 12
Built: 1940
Retired: 1956
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)

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