How do you transport a 30-meter limousine that no longer moves on its own? In two pieces. This extreme custom limo, aptly named American Dream, is so long that it has a hinge in the middle for cornering. This allowed the longest car in the world to be charged and finally restored.
You may have seen the photos floating around on the internet. Unfortunately, after breaking the record for the longest car in the world in the 1980s, the thing fell into disrepair. For years, the bizarrely elongated Cadillac Eldorado with growing rust holes wasted in a parking lot in the American state of New Jersey.
The longest car in the world has a helicopter deck
In 1986 this huge limo was built by Jay Ohrberg. The 1976 Cadillac Eldorado first grew to over 18 meters and then to 30 meters. As many as 75 people could take a seat in the limousine. The thing was equipped with 26 wheels and there was a helicopter deck, a mini golf course and a jacuzzi on board. The drive came from two V8 engines.
One Michael Manning could no longer bear to see the American Dream look so desolate. He made an offer and bought the car, but unfortunately he was unable to tackle the project alone. The car moved to one Michael Dezer, owner of the Dezerland Park Car Museum in Florida. Dezer and Manning restored the world’s longest car together.
The cost of the restoration
The restoration of the American Dream cost about 230,000 euros and three years. Parts from three donor Eldorados and the roof from an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser were used for the restoration. During the restoration, the limousine grew by 4 centimeters to a total length of 30,538 meters, again breaking the record for the longest car in the world. Manning indicates that they are considering extending it again, and maybe even making it electric. That would be another new record.
Finishing thirty meters of car like a Rolls-Royce is impossible. That’s why you can already see on the video that the sheet metal waves nicely in the evening sun, and every now and then you see some parts that are out of plumb. Well, maybe the longest car in the world is the perfect metaphor for the real ‘American dream’; as long as it looks nice from a distance.
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