World’s longest car, Swimming Pool, Helipad & 26 Wheels! Buckle up because you’re in for quite a long ride!!
The longest car in the world has finally been restored and is ready to cruise.
In the United States, the restoration of the world’s longest limousine ‘The American Dream’ has begun. It is officially the longest car in the world – an achievement recorded in the Guinness Book of Records in 1986.
This 100-foot-long limousine was made by the talented designer Jay Ohrberg, who also made the famous automobile used in the television series Knight, Ohrberg is convinced that the size of a luxury car should be considerable, so it is.
The American Dream was built in the early ’90s by talented designer Jay Orberg, a car collector who has purchased all types of vehicles, including Herbie and DeLorean in California, United States. It was he who prepared the iconic DeLorean DMC12 for the movie “Back to the Future” and created the equally famous KITT car for the series “Wandering Knight”.
The limousine reaches 30.5 meters (100 feet) in length and has 26 wheels and can be driven from both sides. It is based on the 1976 Cadillac Eldorado limousines. Ohrberg began designing it in the 1980s and turned his dreams into reality in 1992. The car is equipped with a pair of V8 engines at the front and rear. It is designed to drive as a rigid vehicle or it can be changed to bend in the middle.
The huge size allowed the limousine to accommodate a swimming pool, jacuzzi, bathtub, mini-golf course, and even a helipad and could fit in more than 70 people. It also has several TVs, a refrigerator and a telephone.
After entering the Guinness Book of Records, The American Dream became famous and was used in various shows. Created in 1986, the limousine was specifically built for the cinema and for personal use they charged $50 to $200 per hour.
But of course, that wouldn’t keep all this luxury, the maintenance of this vehicle would be impossible to keep even with the cinema’s money. In 2012, the car disappeared and was abandoned not only because of the difficulty of finding a place to adapt to the car but also for maintenance. Wheels and windows missing with only its carcass and everything else damaged, it was recovered by Autoseum, a technical teaching museum in Nassau County, New York for restoration.
A museum was supposed to restore the car to its original glory, but it never happened. According to Mike Manning, director and president of Autoseum, those plans were dematerialized amid county politics and budgetary changes. In 2019, the wreckage fell into the hands of Mike Dezer, the owner of the Dezerland Park Car Museum and Tourist Attractions in Orlando, who intended to leave the car restored in a museum. Restoration work began on the limousine in August of 2019.
But Due to the Covid-19, the start of restoration was somewhat delayed. Upon completion, the world’s longest car will become an exhibit at the Florida Auto Museum.
To prepare for the transport from New York to Orlando, “The American Dream” was split into two parts and loaded onto trailers for the trip to the Eastern Seaboard. Very neglected, the car was badly rusted. Most of the exterior restoration work has been completed by using additional parts from donor Eldorados to assist in the Caddy’s restoration. When the car has regained its former glory, it will be on permanent display in Dezerland park.
Although the task is not easy due to the car’s advanced state of decrepitude, the restoration is progressing slowly but surely. Parts from another 1976 Cadillac Eldorado were used and the reassembly of the body, split in two for transport, was initiated.
Hope the restoration of the American Dream will be completed and we again see this luxury on the road soon.