The world’s longest car is 30 meters long, has a swimming pool and a helipad

First built in Burbank, California, in 1986 by famous car customizer Jay Ohrberg, the “American Dream,” the world’s longest car, originally measured 60 feet, rolled on 26 wheels and There’s a pair of V8 engines front and rear. After being recognized by the Guinness Book of Records for the first time in 1986, he suddenly became famous.

One of the most exclusive cars to ever roll off the road, the stretch limousine was often rented out for movie appearances and was featured in a number of movies. Although the car was popular during its heyday, it gradually fell out of favor as it was dedicated to maintenance. Obstacles such as long parking spaces and less demand caused his reputation to gradually fade.

After the world lost its interest and over time it began to rust until some parts became beyond repair.

Until March 1 of this year, when “The American Dream” broke its own Guinness World Record. What happened? A team led by Miami-based developer Michael Dezer decided to restore it. Now it’s even bigger. It measures 30.54 meters, has 26 wheels and space for up to 75 passengers. To consider their enormous size, most cars measure between 3.6 and 4.2 meters. In fact, you could park 12 Smart Fortresses in a row and the “American Dream” would still outlast all of them. Based on the 1976 Cadillac Eldorado limousines, this car can drive from both ends and can also operate as a rigid.

It is built in two parts, connected in the middle by a hinge to make sharp turns. In addition, it also includes material pleasures worthy of a king; a large waterbed, a swimming pool complete with diving board, jacuzzi, bathtub, miniature golf course, helipad. As if that wasn’t already impressive, it’s also equipped with multiple TVs, refrigerators and phones. However, Manning and his team had great difficulty restoring the American dream to its former glory, after being abandoned in a warehouse in New Jersey for many years, having fallen into disrepair. .

From junk to vintage, the story of the Autoseum

, a technical education museum owned by Michael Manning in Nassau County, New York, took back the giant Caddy for restoration. “I first found it at a show in New Jersey and it was trash. It had graffiti on it, the windows were smashed, the tires were flat, but I loved it anyway. I said, ‘I’ll buy this car, I’m going to bring it back and I’m going to restore it,” he explained.

Manning saw it listed on eBay and made an offer, hoping this was his chance to own this giant limo. Plans to restore it to its former glory through community donations ultimately failed amid county politics and budget changes, leaving the car’s fate uncertain .

Autoseum’s contract with Nassau County was eventually terminated, leaving Manning scrambling to find a place where the car could be relocated. “I ended up putting it on eBay to sell and figured if it didn’t sell, I’d send it to a business I owned in the Catskills,” said Manning. In 2019, Michael Dezer, owner of the Dezerland Park Car Museum and Attraction in Orlando, Florida, saw the iconic car on eBay and contacted Manning.