The American Dream which has been completed after three years of effort and an overall cost of more than $250,000 wins the Guinness World Record for world’s longest car after multiple renovation projects.
“It’s not for everyday driving, obviously,” Michael Manning remarks, standing in front of the 100-foot-long (30.5-meter) automobile he assisted in rebuilding.
It’s difficult to dispute. Admittedly, can you picture trying to park this behemoth outside Walmart, going through a drive-thru, performing a three-point turn, or getting anywhere in it?
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Apart from the tricky driving techniques, the super-stretched limo, which is made up of six Cadillac Eldorados, has now been awarded a Guinness World Record. It is quite obvious which one it received.
The American Dream, as it is known, has 26 wheels and seating for approximately 75 people. A waterbed, a swimming pool with a diving board, a jacuzzi, a mini-golf course, as well as a custom reinforced helipad are all part of the package. And, yes, it does have a functioning engine.
The car was manufactured in 1986 by automotive enthusiast and builder Jay Ohrberg and initially stretched 60 feet (18.3 meters).
Ohrberg later added 40 feet (12.2 metres) towards its length, presumably because he thought it was a bit short.
The extraordinarily long car was finally ditched in a New Jersey warehouse for circumstances that aren’t immediately evident (although its incapacity to get anyplace in it may have been one of them).
After a period, Michael Manning, the owner of a technical teaching museum in Nassau County, New York, saw the automobile on eBay and opted to undertake it on as a rejuvenation project.
However, due to a shortage of finance in 2019, Manning relisted it on eBay. Michael Dezer of Dezerland Park Car Museum in Orlando, Florida, discovered the listing and purchased The American Dream, inviting Manning to join the restoration crew.
Initially, they had to get the old vehicle to Orlando, which required dividing it into two sections and placing them onto trailers for the long journey south.
The restoration project has been completed after three years of effort and an overall cost of more than $250,000.
Manning and his crew even increased the vehicle’s length somewhat in order to shatter The American Dream’s existing record as the world’s longest car. It is now on exhibit for people to enjoy in Orlando.
Manning seemed to be optimistic about the vehicle’s future, saying, “Eventually, we’re going to extend it.”