“Obviously it’s not for everyday driving,” says Michael Manning, standing in front of a 100-foot (30.5-foot) car he helped restore.
Hard to disagree, after all, can you imagine trying to park this thing near Walmart, or visit the roadway, or try to turn three points, or go almost anywhere?
Awkward driving maneuvers to the side, a super-stretched limousine that includes six Cadillac Eldorados, has just been awarded Guinness Book of Records. We don’t have to tell you which one.
The American Dream, as it is called, has 26 laps and enough space to accommodate about 75 people. It includes a water bed, a pool with a jumping board, a jacuzzi, a mini golf course and even a specially fortified helipad. And yes, it also has an engine running.
Created by car collector and builder Jay Orberg, the car originally had 60 feet (18.3 meters) when he built it in 1986.
However, apparently considering it a bit shorter, Orberg later added another 40 feet (12.2 meters) to its length.
For reasons not immediately clear (though one could be the inability to go anywhere in it), the absurdly long car was eventually left in a warehouse in New Jersey.
After a while, Michael Manning, owner of the Museum of Technical Training in Nassau County, New York, noticed the car on eBay and decided to take it as a restoration issue.
But in 2019, a lack of funding led to Manning returning it to eBay. The list was spotted by Michael Deser of the Dezerland Park Car Museum in Orlando, Florida, who bought The American Dream and invited Manning to be part of the restoration team.
They first had to deliver a dilapidated car to Orlando, a process that involved splitting it in two and loading it on trailers for a long drive south.
After three years of work and costs totaling more than $ 250,000, restoration work has been completed.
Manning and his team even added a little length to the car to break the American Dream record as the longest car in the world. It is now on display in Orlando for visitors.
As for the future of the car, Manning seems eager to keep going, saying, “Eventually we’re going to extend it.”
An absurdly long car is listed in the Guinness Book of Records
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