In the mid-1980s, designer and car collector Jay Ohrberg set out to build the longest car in the world. His creation, The American Dream, was a Cadillac limousine with a comic length and long length. This monstrous limousine was built solely with the intention of breaking the world record and it did just that. In 1986, The American Dream was recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest car in the world.
However, over time, things got worse for The American Dream. It was kept in a warehouse in New Jersey, where rust and neglect overcame it, and the car slowly sank and rotted. After a long restoration process of two and a half years, Autoseum, a technical education museum owned by Michael Manning in Nassau County, New York, recovered the colossal Caddy for restoration. Now, once again in presentable condition, The American Dream still holds its title as the longest car in the world.
At 100 feet and 1.5 inches, it is an absolutely absurd length for a vehicle. It is also equipped with a helipad and weighs 25,000 pounds. Manning says that they are considering electrifying the car, which would involve 26 electric motors, which would make this Cadillac the largest electric vehicle in the world. The American Dream is truly an impressive feat of engineering and design. It has had a few different owners over the years but is currently owned by Michael Manning.
This iconic limousine has been restored to its former glory and is now ready to take its place as the longest vehicle in the world.