Michigan International Auto Show opens Thursday in Grand Rapids

11:10 AM, Jan 26, 2012   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The Michigan International Auto Show revs up Thursday afternoon at the DeVos Place with 300 new vehicles on display.

But all the buzz is around one very old vehicle.

The 1948 Tucker Torpedo sold for a world record $3 million at an auction last Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Gilmore Car Museum in the DeVos Place just happens to have the exact same model and color on display.

"They built 51, there's 47 that still remain, ours is number 47, one of the last ever built, and it has 54 miles on it. So when I heard that I thought, 'hmm, ours has got to be worth at least that,"' said Jay Follis, Gilmore Car Museum Marketing Director.

The $3 million Torpedo will now upstage the Bentleys and Lamborghinis across the room in the One Million Dollar Motorway.

You'll find all these vehicles at the DeVos Place starting at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Click here for hours and more information.

Based on the success of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which just set its highest attendance record in seven years, show publicist Dianna Stampfler says vehicle manufacturing representatives are very optimistic about this year's show in Grand Rapids.

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