Other GM Futurliners
'33 World's Fair
Of the 12 vehicles built in 1939-1940, 9 have been located. Two are beyond restoration and are being used to restore another Futurliners. Listed below are the Futurliners we know of.
Bob Valdez converted this Futurliner into a
customized motor home. It has been featured in a number of different publications.
According to published literature, Bob did most of the restoration work himself. It took a
lot of patience, perseverance and dedication. Hats off to Bob.
|PETER PAN BUS COMPANY of Springfield, Massachusetts|
The Peter Pan Bus
Co. of Springfield, Massachusetts has two Futurliners. One was parted out
and the other one restored. We kept in contact to help each other during
their the restoration process. Don Mayton visited their shop in September of
1999. Their restoration is not original condition. It was modernized for use
as a display vehicle. They completed it in the summer of 2000 and have
repainted to the original GM colors in 2007.
|FIDO the CANADIAN FUTURLINER|
This Futurliner was owned by Canadians Richard and
Mario Petit. It was used by FIDO as an exhibit vehicle to sell cell phones. We
were able to buy their spare parts and get excellent technical information
from them. They donated their 3rd gearbox, which they did not use in
|MIKE KADLETZ, California|
|Like the other Futurliners Mike's has extensive rust. They have started the "forever job" of replacing rusted metal -- the only way to restore these mammoths. Again we have established excellent communications and will continue to share information as we discover it. Mike has a collection of many antique Fire Trucks ranging from 1940s up through the 1970s.|
|BRAD BOYAJIAN, California|
acquired two Futurliners -- one for restoration and one for spare parts. He allowed
Charlie Glick to make patterns of the aluminum letters for castings for our
Futurliner. Bill Putman is doing the restoration work for Brad.
|TOM LEARNED, Poland Springs, Maine (Formerly owned by KENDRICK ROBBINS, New Hampshire)|
|Kendrick Robbins sold what is believe to be Futurliner #7 to Tom Learned of Poland Springs, Maine. The vehicle has "Square D" on a plastic lens suggesting that it was once used it as a display. Tom has plans to restore it. Click here to read his story about retrieving it from New Hampshire.|
|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.|
Don M. Mayton, Project
Dean G. Tryon, Newsletter
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