Learmousine: Lear Jet Street-Legal Party Barge
Talk about a party on wheels! This is the “Learmousine.” And, it is what it looks like; a Lear jet body mounted on a four-wheel chassis. Plus, you can purchase it or one like it. This one is going to the Mecum auction in Indianapolis in May if it is still happening. In the works for years by a company called Exotic Coach out of Chicago, it has got to be the most expensive, luxurious, and longest vehicle ever made. This is a street-legal Lear Jet party barge.
The Learmousine is 42-feet long utilizing a Lear-Jet fuselage
The Learmousine LimoJet is 42-feet long and 8-feet wide. It utilizes an actual aluminum Lear Jet fuselage. A steel frame was worked into the body and chassis for structural support for the aluminum body. It was designed by Dan Harris back in 2005 and fabricated by Frank DeAngelo. In the works for over 12 years, this is the prototype. Original information suggested a price of $5 million. What bidding will be like is anyone’s guess.
Those wheels look in proportion to the rest of this private jet on wheels, but they’re 28-inches tall. The original wings mounted onto the body were removed, and sweeping bodywork was fashioned in its place. This covers the rear wheels and also houses the taillights.
The engine pods on the Learmousine are now subwoofer housings with lights inside
The engine pods were retained for effect. They’re now subwoofer housings with 12-inch speakers in each one. They also light up for those disco parties under the moonlight on the tarmac. Plenty of R&D went into creating the steering mechanism, hydro-boost brakes, and cantilever inboard coil-over suspension up front.
A custom dash was fabricated to house gauges, monitors, and cameras. About the cameras; they’re necessary to see around the Learmousine since visibility is almost nil. That’s why there are a number of them on the dash.
Months of sanding and prep work were necessary before primer and paint could be applied
Entry door enclosures and a foldable upper wing to pass through low bridges and canopies were some of the changes made to the body. Months of sanding and prep were needed to get the body ready for paint. The Candy Apple Red was applied in 2017.
Inside the luxury envelops you with leather upholstery, neon lights flashing everywhere, video monitors abound, and a plethora of speakers are well placed throughout the cabin. The audio system touts a 4,500-watt sound system. A Vortec V8 from a Chevy truck powers the 12,000-pound monster. Its creators say 100 mph is its capability.
The Learmousine made its debut after 12 years in 2018
Once the bulk of the fabrication was completed in Bend, Oregon, it had to be shipped to Chicago for completion. The tail section had to be cut off to make the trip. Once safe and sound in Chi-town the tail was reattached. This was back in 2010.
The completed Learmousine made its debut in 2018 at the KnowledgeFest in Dallas, Texas.