Longest Car In The World, With 24 Wheels, A Swimming Pool And A Helipad

It measures 30.54 meters in length and appears in the Guinness Book of Records.

If you have ever wondered which is the longest car in the world, the answer is a Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible, a 30.54 meter long limousine created in 1986 by the North American vehicle collector and preparer Jay Ohrberg, author of some iconic movie vehicles like the DeLorean from Back to the Future or the Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am from Fantastic Race Car.

The limousine, baptized as 'The American Dream' (the American dream) has been recognized twice by the Guinness Book of Records as the longest car on the planet. The first was in 1986 after registering a length of 30.50 meters and the second was on March 1 of this year, after being restored by Michael Dezer and reaching 30.54 meters in length, exceeding by four millimeters his original record.

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The limousine built by Ohrberg in 1986 based on a Cadillac Eldorado had 12 axles, 24 wheels and two V8 engines that allowed it to move its more than ten tons of weight. The cabin of the Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible was similar to that of a luxury bus and had a driving position at each end. It should be noted that the driving of this vehicle was quite complex, since in addition to the driver, the presence of another person in charge of maneuvering the rear axles was necessary so that the car could turn when taking a curve.

But the most surprising or outstanding thing about the longest car in the world was what it included inside: dozens of seats (capacity for 75 people), a large water bed, a small space to play golf, a refrigerator, a television, telephone, a swimming pool with Jacuzzi and trampoline in the back and even a helipad capable of supporting up to 2,200 kilograms.

However, the little success that 'The American Dream' had, partly due to its high rental price (10,000 euros a day), meant that it ended up abandoned in a warehouse in New Jersey in very poor condition, with broken parts and completely rusted. Years passed and in 2014 it was acquired at auction by Michael Manning, owner of the Autoseum exhibition center (New York), who decided to restore it. “I first found it at an exhibit in New Jersey and it was garbage. It was covered in graffiti, the windows were broken, the tires were flat, but I fell in love with it anyway," Manning explained.

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However, as the expenses to repair the car were very high, Autoseum could not afford the restoration and finally it was the car collector Michael Dezer who bought the American dream and restored it in mid-2019, with the help of Michael Manning.

The restoration process took three years and cost more than $250,000. Dezer and Manning were forced to replace some parts of the vehicle that were completely destroyed, such as the two V8 engines, the transmission, the roof and all the interior elements, so that the limousine was habitable again.

The Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible featured on the official Guinness World Records website is the limousine restored by Michael Dezer from Jay Ohrberg's original vehicle parts. Currently, the longest car in the world is exhibited in the impressive collection of unique and classic cars of the Dezerland Park Car Museum (Orlando, United States).

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