The American Dream in its 1990s glory. (Maureen Donaldson/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

The longest car ever built

In the late 1980s, Jay Ohrberg had a dream. One of Hollywood’s top car customizers, he had built KITT from “Knight Rider,” Herbie from “Herbie the Love Bug,” and the “Back to the Future” DeLorean. Now he aimed for a place in the record books with the longest car ever built, a Cadillac limousine that stretched 100 feet, with 26 wheels, a helipad, waterbed, putting green, and jacuzzi. He called it the American Dream. Depending on whom you asked, others called it a marvel or monstrosity.

Perhaps inevitably, the limo fell into disrepair.


But a second act is now in the works. In 2019, the limousine was broken into two parts and shipped to a car museum in Orlando that is restoring it to its former glory. | Autotrader

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