Futurliner, General Motors’ Streamline Beauty

Submitted by Markydoodle October 10th, 2011
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There has been so much posted on the web about the General Motors “Parade of Progress” Futurliner.  This post is to sing the praises of Streamline Design.  I’ve read that Harley Earle at GM had them built and designed to hold concept cars that were to be taken to main street across the country, in the pinnacle of our Industrial Age.



2 Responses to “Futurliner, General Motors’ Streamline Beauty”

  1. Allee Willis

    Swear to God, there used to be a brown one of these parked just a couple miles from my house, right in back of a field in back of Guitar Center in Sherman Oaks. It wasn’t in anywhere near the shape of this most fine vehicle you’ve posted here that I would KILL to travel around in, but I always loved driving past it and fantasizing that one day it would be parked my drive.

    I’m not even looking at that link as Streamlined Moderne, the style of my house that was built in 1937 as the party house for MGM, is my absolute favorite period of architecture, and I can’t afford to divert to anything else but working on my show this week. But I will certainly look at that link sometime after the 18th and swoon in perpetuity.

  2. Mark Milligan

    They were sold over the years to many private parties, so it probably was one of these, and in fact, I thought I saw a brown one on the web over the weekend, I’ll check back one of these days.

    A restored Furturliner went for $4 million within the last year.

    Oral Roberts bought one way back when, and called it “The Cathedral Cruiser.”

    Thanks for the C d’C Allee!