“It’s not for everyday driving, obviously,” says Michael Manning of the 100-foot (30.5-meter) vehicle he helped restore. Baptized American Dream, it was recognized with the Guinness World Record Like the longest car in the world.
The machine is a colossal limousine, created from six Cadillac Eldorados, the classic American sedan marketed by the General Motors subsidiary between 1953 and 2022. Equipped with 26 wheels, it has enough space for 75 passengers.
The list of accessories is jaw-dropping: a waterbed, a trampoline pool, a Jacuzzi, and a miniature golf course.
The vehicle was originally 60 feet (18.3 meters) long when collector Jay Ohrberg built it in 1986. He later added 40 feet (12.2 meters) to its length. Such a bulk needed four V8 engines (a pair in the front and one in the rear) to move.
For unknown reasons, the machine was abandoned in a New Jersey warehouse until Manning, a museum owner from Nassau County, New York, spotted it on eBay and decided to buy it to bring it back to life.
In 2019, it went on sale again. On that occasion, Michael Dezer wanted the American Dream for the Dezerland Park Car Museum from Orlando, but on the condition that its owner join the team that would restore it.
To move it the more than 1,000 miles (1,600 km) to the state of Florida, they had to split it into two pieces. After three years and an investment of $250,000 dollars, the work has been completed and it awaits visitors in the city of Walt Disney World.