Mike Kadletz Futurliner
GM Futurliner Restoration Project
National Automotive and Truck Museum of
the United States
'33 World's Fair
Roberts Cathedral Cruiser
These photos were
taken by Don Mayton on a trip to California in March of 2000. Mike Kadletz was away on
business and Don met briefly with his shop manager Harold Brown. Like many other
Futurliners Mike's has extensive rust.
Mike is a collector and restorer of buses and
fire trucks. If would appear, from the photos, that the Futurliner restoration was started
and stopped. In many of the photos that were reviewed, a heavy deposit of dust has
collected. Much work and expense remains in order to bring this one back to life. Don
reports that Mike is very good about sharing or providing information that might be
The engine still remains within the vehicle.
It is unclear as to the state of its condition but in this photo the tappet cover is off
and a thick coating of dust covers everything.
TRUCKS and BUSES
Mike has a collection of many antique Fire Trucks and buses
ranging from 1940s up through the 1970s.
||If you have any
additional information about the history or whereabouts of additional Futurliners, we
would like to hear from you. Our objective is to capture as much of the history of these
vehicles as possible.
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