A limousine in itself is already a bit gratuitous. However, there are plenty of limo owners and companies that take things to the next level. Countless TVs, bars, and even hot tubs are pretty commonplace in a limo anymore. This one, though, takes it to the next level. You didn’t read that title wrong. It’s got a helipad. It was originally built in the 1980s and, after nearly rotting away for good, is now back in tip-top shape.
This limo is over 100 feet long, but only just.
What a spectacularly hilarious feat. Though there is a virtually endless amount of Guinness World Records, some of them really just stand out. According to NDTV, this limo, known simply as “The American Dream,” holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest car.
Originally built by a car customizer named Jay Ohrberg in Burbank, California, in 1986, this monster limo was built solely with the intention of breaking the world record. At the time, it measured “only” 60 feet long. It’s got two V8 engines. One up front and one in the rear.
Based on a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado, The American Dream only continued to grow over the years. Now, it measures an absolutely absurd length of 100 feet and one and a half inches. It also has had a few different owners, the current one being Michael Manning.
It’s said to be able to hold up to 75 people, which offers plenty of party opportunities. Of course, one can’t live the American dream inside The American Dream without all sorts of luxury features.
The limo features a waterbed, a swimming pool with a diving board, a jacuzzi, a bathtub, a mini-golf course, and, of course, the helipad. Yes, a helipad, the things helicopters land on. It’s legit, too. You can even see a helicopter land on it in the above video. Talk about setting a world record with style!
“The helipad is structurally mounted to the vehicle with steel brackets underneath and can hold up to five thousand pounds,” said Manning.
The American Dream has a checkered history
The American Dream isn’t Ohrberg’s only limousine, either. He even built one out of a Ferrari F40. Or, at least, a replica. He also created legendary vehicles like the General Lee, KITT from Knight Rider, and even the iconic DeLorean from Back to The Future, according to Auto Trader.
The American Dream had its time in the sun, too. It was featured in many movies and was often rented out. Eventually, though, people lost interest. Then, the issue of what to do with a 100-foot limo arose.
As one might imagine, parking and storing a 100-foot long car is not an easy task. Sadly, after Ohrberg built the beast, it began sitting around and rusting away due to lack of interest.
Manning purchased The American Dream on eBay and spent over $250,000 on its restoration. Now once again in a presentable state, The American Dream still holds its title as the world’s longest car.
Don’t go getting plans together for you and 74 of your closest friends to spend a night out on the town with this monster, though. Despite its renewed roadworthiness, The American Dream is destined for display. According to NDTV, it’ll be a part of Dezerland Park Car Museum’s display of classic and unique cars in Orlando, Florida. So, if you’re ever in the area, be sure to go check it out.
Overall, The American Dream even as a concept seems like a monumental nightmare logistically. So, the fact that it ever came to be in the first place is pretty insane. It is fantastic to see, though, that it is once again in the care of somebody who is passionate about it and will live out the rest of its life in a museum instead of rotting away.