Motorhome 1957 Flxible Starliner (15 photos)
In the United States for sale luxury intercity bus era of Sputnik into space – but with a totally modern filling.
For a long time does not have the manufacturer and directly tourist liner Flxible Starliner knocked 57 short years. Given that the passenger cars of this kind in the world literally preserved unit is guaranteed exclusive future owner.
In fact, from the original 1957 release remained intact body only and the driver’s seat. Authors rework lovingly restored once rusty bus, and even kept the style of the interior in red, white and blue colors with chrome inserts.
But the new engine – turbo Cummins ISC, tallies with the six-speed “automatic» Allison. Now updated veteran can accelerate to 130 km / h. On both axles mounted torsion type suspension Torsolastic, developed by BF Goodrich, ie each wheel has an individual suspension on a rubber cushion.
The salon is finished in mahogany and has everything you need for a complete relaxation and comfort on the road, including a pair of spacious beds, shower, multi-function kitchen with stove and fridge, chairs with tables. And air conditioning, of course. The package also includes Starliner diesel generator and a supply of water for the journey.
The price for all this fun, but still clad in retro-shell, it is not that big – only 235 000 dollars. The amount is comparable to the price list on the Ferrari 458 Italia, but in the case with a supercar you get just a fast car – and here, and the car and the house, and a chance to touch history.