Legends on wheels include cars that have defied logic, as well as those that are ingenious, best-selling, or visually appealing.
As a result, Jay Ohrberg, a car collector and manufacturer for the movie and television industries, achieved one of his most ambitious goals in 1986.
His business, Jay Ohrberg Star Cars, has a significant collection of authentic and replica automobiles for various reasons.
The Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible was the foundation for the “American Dream.”
General Lee, a 1969 Dodge Charger from the American television series “The Dukes of Hazzard,” the Ford Gran Torino from “Starsky and Hutch,” KITT from “The Fantastic Car,” the Batmobile from the 1970s, the DeLorean from “Back to the Future,” the Flintstones’ car and the Pink Panther’s vehicle stand out among his creations.
The collection also contained treasures like Herbie, the “Ghostbusters” car, the “Robocop” car, the “Miami Vice” car, and others.
However, the vehicle he made from a Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible that Ohrberg altered to make it the longest car in the world—a record that the Guinness Book of Records recognized—is what worries us in this article.
What is the length of the longest car?
30.5″ in length. The limousine made from an Eldorado was 100 feet long, or 30.5 meters, and featured 26 wheels.
Luxury features, including a swimming pool with a trampoline, an enormous water bed, and even a helipad, were included in Jay Ohrberg’s design.
Even though his standard design called for operating the vehicle as a whole, breaking it in half was an option. Ohrberg intended to use it in movies and exhibitions, as was typical of his works.
The initial limousine often acquires three meters in length during construction, and hourly rental costs typically range between $50 and $200. (46 and 185 euros).
We can learn more about the “American Dream” in this video.
Two V8 engines helped the “American Dream,” as it was known, move its ten tons of weight. Two driving stations for control were at either end of its slightly more extended than the 30-meter body.
The truth is that the automobile never traveled far distances and was typically brought on two trailers to the location where its services were required, which at the time were valued at a rate of about $10,000 per day, even though the option of becoming an articulated vehicle made it more accessible.
The project, which ultimately cost Jay Ohrberg a total of $4 million, was left unfinished and ended up in a warehouse in New Jersey.
However, in 2014, it was found and put up for auction to be purchased by the Autoseum-Automotive Teaching Museum in Mineola, New York, which plans to restore it.
The “American Dream,” which started to be repaired but doesn’t seem to have been completely done, hasn’t been heard from since.
The longest motorcycle in the world, too?
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the world’s longest motorcycle is an Indian creation named Bharat Sinh Parmar.
Its length was 26.29 meters on January 22, 2014, making it slightly longer than our main protagonist.
The motorcycle owned by Bharat Sinh Parmar was a standard model with a rear appendage added to beat the previous record by a distance of four meters, having only two seats and two wheels. As a result, the merit of this record is significantly less than that set by Jay Ohrberg.