There is room for everything in the Guinness Book of Records. From amazing feats to true engineering jewels. Reviewing its pages it is possible that a vehicle catches your attention, and not because it is a collector’s item, but also because it has been crowned as the greatest car on the planet. At 30.5 meters long, the Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible dubbed the American Dream is a legend on wheels.
Created Jay Ohrberg, a collector and renowned businessman, this quirky limo has everything you can imagine, including heliport. As a result of his eccentric vision some of the most famous vehicles in cinema have been produced, see the DeLorean from Back to the Future or the Pontiac Trans Am from The Fantastic Car.
Cadillac Eldorado model, original car on which this limousine is based – © Cadillac
It was in 1986 when this limousine, which starts from a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado, was made with the title, recognition that it maintains today. This giant, which weighs more than 10 tons, has 12 axles, 24 wheels, two V8 engines and a central joint. Inside, in addition to numerous seats, it has two driving positions – one at each end – a King size water bed, tanning bed, satellite dish and a swimming pool with Jacuzzi. But, without a doubt, what is most striking is its heliport located behind. Another of the main characteristics that differentiate this limousine is that it is designed to be driven as a rigid or articulated vehicle, depending on the specific needs of its owner, a feature thought to solve the inconvenience of driving the longest car in the world.
The limousine includes a pool and hot tub, plus a helipad – © Jay Ohrberg
Despite the originality of the idea, Jay Ohrberg’s project, whose price was around 3.5 million euros, did not come to a good end, he only traveled long distances. It was designed to be transported in two pieces and thus reach everywhere to be the party center of any millionaire, but even with these it did not manage to stay on the market. Its rental price was 8,900 euros a day, not expensive considering that it was a luxury and record vehicle. When the company that handled his rental ended his contract, he decided not to renew it.
This is how the limousine was when it was abandoned in New Jersey – © Autotrader
Eventually, he ended up abandoned in a New Jersey warehouse. But as the classics never go out of style, in 2014, it was recovered by a new owner, the Autoseum – Automotive Teaching Museum, who decided, after acquiring it at auction, to restore it. A titanic task that required a great investment and a lot of work. The idea was, once it was finished, to put it at the service of the film and advertising industry. But, at present, nothing is known about the America Dream and whether or not this titanic task came to fruition. .