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Old 01-04-2007, 10:26 AM   #29
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Being a dyed in the wool "Car Krazy", I can't wait for this year's auction
Jan 13-21. It's always exciting to see those bidders spend their bucks and just glad it isn't me that gets caught up in the feeding frenzy. Some say that the BJ is "Stupid Money" but who can be sure? The cars certainly look great under all those lights and on TV. Bring em on.
I'd have to agree. Being similar, I find myself acting like Homer Simpson does over food and beer as I drool on the remote with my eyes glued to the set.
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:31 AM   #30
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I've been to this auction in person and, while exciting, it's much better on TV and while sitting in your living room, no one can mistake you rubbing your nose for a bid.

I hate it when that happens.

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Old 01-04-2007, 06:26 PM   #31
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we were at one

and the hubby started bidding, luckily we lost but very fun to be there
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:33 PM   #32
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I've been to this auction in person and, while exciting, it's much better on TV and while sitting in your living room, no one can mistake you rubbing your nose for a bid.

I hate it when that happens.

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Old 01-04-2007, 06:43 PM   #33
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I agree with the "stupid money" comment. I've been to both dealer and pubilc auto auctions and the "stupid money" always comes out at the public auctions. Whatever is "hot" in the market goes for retail numbers.... and the bargains sneak through. That's why having the NADA dealer book is worth it's price when going to the auctions.
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:23 PM   #34
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Wahoonc ,

The history shows that the 41 to 46 had a 4 cylinder diesel and the later
futureliners ALL used the 302 GMC six cylinder gas engine ,so we are not mistaken on the power ,the earlier units were called streamliners ,
not futurliners ,they resembled the GMC cabover engines in the front.
I would also say its possible that some earlier built futurliners may have had the diesel ,such as the BJ unit .Lastley GM did the repower so the engine
is a GMC installed ,not some wrong engine swap project outside of GM.
Therefore the value is not compromised by the engine change .The photo
that shows the engine production line in this thread is accurate and comes
directly from the Futurliner restoration website.some that have been bought and restored by other private parties have repowered them with diesel and
allison transmissions as well .

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Old 01-04-2007, 09:52 PM   #35
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I also forgot to mention the engine in the BJ futurliner is a 400 chevy
with an automatic transmission .The restoration that has been done on another unit # 10 ? it has the 302 gas 6 as well as the hydramatic trans .
i would agree that the BJ price is high for a non original engine restoration
but the cool ,have to have factor is very high .

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Old 11-26-2007, 02:52 PM   #36
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Futurliner on ebay!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching&vi ewitem=&item=110196814322&_trksid=p3907.m32
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:25 PM   #37
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:14 AM   #38
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I seem to recall, reading in a book about AS's, that they were/are only about 1% of the U.S. market for RV's.
Have made four round-trips to SoCal, from portland, or., during summer travel season in the last three years, have counted a total of five AS's on the road. That.s OK, It just sets us aluminum nuts apart from the crowds, and assorted riff-raff.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:31 AM   #39
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I think that must be the same one. I can't imagine there were any others near by. I haven't seen it in quite awhile. I'm guessing he sold it. Ron
I'm thinking its the one on ebay. Since it was parked a mile from Burbank.
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