Omaha, NE—July 28, 2016—Proxibid, the world’s most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers, has been selected by Motorsports Auction Group as the exclusive provider of live online bidding for its Hot August Nights collector car auction taking place August 4-6 in Reno, which features a rare 1939 General Motors Futurliner Bus. Bidders can view the catalog and place bids by visiting Proxibid.
The most anticipated vehicle in this auction is the 1939 General Motors Futurliner Bus, which will cross the block Saturday, August 5 at 2:00 pm Mountain Time. This rare gem is one of twelve ever manufactured and is one of nine known to still exist. This Futurliner was fully restored by Dave Kindig and crew at Kindig-it Design in Salt Lake City, as seen on the TV show “Bitchin Rides.” Like the original, this restored version displays an Allison J-35 jet engine. GM Futurliners were a group of custom vehicles styled by Harley Earl for General Motors and the company’s 1939 Parade of Progress, which was launched from the 1939 World’s Fair. Each Futurliner was styled with Art Deco body work, red sides, and a white roof with large articulated chrome side panels. The massive vehicle is 33 feet long, eight feet wide, more than 11 feet tall, and weighs more than 12 tons.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share the 1939 General Motors Futurliner with collectors from across the globe,” said Mike Oberle, Owner of Motorsport Auction Group. “With online bidding provided by Proxibid, buyers anywhere in the world with an internet connection and a passion for rare vehicles like the Futurliner can bid with confidence, knowing their transactions are safe.”
Other featured vehicles sure to catch the attention of collectors across the globe include:
- Lot 639: 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coup created by George Barris and designed after the famous “1963 Asteroid”, this collector’s dream was owned by Dr. Stanley Gunn, the rocket scientist who helped Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, from 1967-2015. It was 34,179 original miles.
- Lot 585: 1957 Chevrolet Nomad Custom Wagon designed by Joel Kowalski. This is a 1957 Nomad placed on a 1995 Corvette chassis, which was featured on the cover of Super Chevy Magazine in April, 2001.
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