California-based custom carmaker extraordinaire Jay Ohrberg built the “American Dream” at his car shop in Hollywood in 1992.
Jay is known for creating epic cars.
He also made the DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future, Kitt from Knight Rider, The General Lee from Dukes of Hazard, Ford Gran Torino for Starsky & Hutch, Ecto-1 Ghostbusters, Batmobile for Batman Returns, Pink Panther’s Panthermobile, the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, and more.
But his crowning glory was the American Dream.
Measuring a shocking 100 feet long, the stretch limo has a 75 person capacity.
26 wheels, jacuzzi, helipad, water bed, putting green, satellite dish, tanning bed, and more.
Mostly made from parts from 1970’s Cadillac Eldorado’s, the car is detachable in the mid-section in order to make it easily transportable. The car was operated by two drivers to help with reversing.
In 1999, the American Dream received a Guinness World Record for World’s Longest Car.
It was eventually abandoned in New Jersey, resurfaced at a salvage auction in 2012, and was purchased for educational restoration purposes by the Autoseum Automotive Teaching Museum in Mineola, New York.