With 26 Wheels And Seating For 75, The ’American Dream’ Is Officially The World’s Longest Limo - story fullscreen Fullscreen

With 26 Wheels And Seating For 75, The ’American Dream’ Is Officially The World’s Longest Limo

This Land Yacht made from six Cadillac El Dorado’s measures over 100 feet and houses a helipad, pool, and a mini-golf course!

The World’s longest car is back. ‘The American Dream ‘has been resurrected and now officially holds the Guinness World Record for the Longest Car. It also houses a helipad, a Jacuzzi, and a mini-golf pitch.

Overview

With 26 Wheels And Seating For 75, The 'American Dream' Is Officially The World's Longest Limo
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Back in the mid-80s, car collector Jay Ohrberg built the longest car in the world based on the Cadillac Eldorado, at a cost of $4 Million

Let’s rewind four decades. Back in the mid-1980s, car designer and collector Jay Ohrberg, based out of Burbank California, set out to build the world’s longest car. And sure enough, the man succeeded at a cost of $4 Million.

With 26 Wheels And Seating For 75, The 'American Dream' Is Officially The World's Longest Limo
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But after enjoying an illustrious career making an appearance at various exhibitions and events, the car fell into neglect over time

Based on the Cadillac El Dorado, - The American Dream was first unveiled in 1986 and it enjoyed a thriving career when it appeared at various exhibitions, events, and salons. However, with time, things took a turn for the worst as it was stowed away at a warehouse in New Jersey where rust and neglect got the better of it, and the car was down slowly rotting away.

Re-Birth Of ’The American Dream’

With 26 Wheels And Seating For 75, The 'American Dream' Is Officially The World's Longest Limo
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Michael Manning, director of the Autoseum Museum, rescued the car when he bid for it on eBay and won. Michael, along with collector Michael Dezer, took it upon themselves to fully restore this once famous luxury land yacht back to its former glory.

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The car was obviously in a very poor state. It is, in fact, made up of two separate sections that use a sophisticated hinge system to help the car get around tight bends

Technically speaking, this stretch Limo is made up of two different parts, joined together by a hinge system that allows it to corner (imagine a three-point turn in this car). The car was transported in two parts from New Jersey to Florida, where the restoration process began by a team from Autoseum and Dezerland.

With 26 Wheels And Seating For 75, The 'American Dream' Is Officially The World's Longest Limo
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Step inside and you’ve got enough room for up to 75 people

On the way down south, the team lost the original hood, so they sourced a new hood and several other parts from two donor El Dorados. The bodywork went through an extensive restoration process where the tires were replaced. The Helipad and the pool were also re-done.

With 26 Wheels And Seating For 75, The 'American Dream' Is Officially The World's Longest Limo
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Vinyl, leather, carpet and mood lighting should be enough to fit in with any special occasion

On the inside, the driver’s cab was replaced, which now made it drivable again. You’ll also find leather, vinyl, LED lighting, and enough room for 75 lucky people. It can be configured to suit any party or occasion. But, this ain’t no garage queen. You’ve got two engines, that are mounted at either end of the car, both of which were also replaced.

A New World Record

With 26 Wheels And Seating For 75, The 'American Dream' Is Officially The World's Longest Limo
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At 30.54 meters or 100 feet and 1.50 inches, the American Dream now holds the Guinness World Record for the longest car

The American Dream now measures 30.54 meters (100 feet 1.50 inches), surpassing the 1986 record of 18.28 meters. To achieve this extra 12 meters, a few more wheels had to be fitted.

With 26 Wheels And Seating For 75, The 'American Dream' Is Officially The World's Longest Limo
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The helipad, swimming pool and the mini gold pitch were redone

Over six El-Dorados were used to put this beast together, and Micheal says that the car weighs somewhere in the ballpark of 25,000 pounds. While there are pictures of a Helicopter on the original car, there is no actual footage of a chopper landing on the car. Well, that changed as a helicopter finally made a landing.

Conclusion

With 26 Wheels And Seating For 75, The 'American Dream' Is Officially The World's Longest Limo
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The car will is currently on display at the Dezer Park Car Museum in Orlando, Florida. Swipe up to read more.

After two and a half years and $250,000, the restoration of the American Dream was finally complete. As you can imagine, it is almost useless in everyday traffic. Maybe it’ll survive on a freeway if it can get on one in the first place.

With 26 Wheels And Seating For 75, The 'American Dream' Is Officially The World's Longest Limo
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Manning says that this is not the end and they intend to make it even longer or maybe add electrification, which means 26 individual motors, one for each wheel

Manning says that they’re considering electrifying the car, which would mean 26 electric motors, making this Cadillac the world’s biggest EV. The American Dream is now part of the collection at the Dezer Park Car Museum, Florida. So if you’re in the Orlando area, you can definitely go check it out.

Here’s Michael Manning on the American Dream and the new Guinness world record:


Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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