The first generation stretch limousines were made in the United States around 1928. At that time, the purpose of these huge vehicles was to carry people and their luggage around when vans and minibuses were not available. Later on, these stretch limousines became a status symbol and everyone from celebrities to dictators were seen flaunting them around. Here’s CarSwitch.com’s list of craziest stretch limos. Even though you might not be able to exchange your used car to buy some of them, they are still worth checking out.
Built by Checker Motors Corporation and also known as Checker Convoy, the Checker Aerobus was made from 1962 until 1977 on two different wheelbases. As the name implies, it was intended as an airport shuttle and it basically was an extended variant of the legendary Checker Marathon. In all, 3,568 units of the Checker Aerobus were made.
This mid-engine sports car was made by Lamborghini from 1974 to 1990 and was based on the “Italian Wedge” design language. The original car wasn’t a limousine but in the U.S., the design was cribbed to make it onto a 6 meters limousine. The Countach Limousine didn’t have any original Lamborghini made parts. It featured fibreglass and it was powered by a Ford 2.8 Litre 6-cylinder engine.
Cadillac XTS Limousine
This was an extension of the Cadillac XTS. The full stretch variant featured three doors on both sides of the cars. The limousine made a debut in 2012 and it is underpinned by a six-cylinder engine and offers all-wheel drive. The non-stretch model includes luxury add ons such as a rear centre console and illuminated door handles. Both the non-stretch version and the stretch one feature ambient lighting, surround-sound premium audio, rear-seat climate controls, standard leather seating, onboard bars, and heated seats.
This taxicab was manufactured from 1958 until 1997. Austin sold the car from 1958 until 1982, after which Carbodies bought the rights to it. The production then continued until 1984, after which London Taxis International bought the intellectual rights and continued making it until 1997. It is believed that a total of around 75,000 FX4s were made.
The Austin FL2 Hire Car was the limousine variant of the FX4 and it featured a petrol engine, unlike the original car that came with a diesel engine. The FL2 Hire Car was targeted at private hire and limousine trade.
In 1982, the FL2 was relaunched as the FL2 London Limousine and it also offered air conditioning and a host of luxury options such as custom sounds system and a cocktail cabinet.
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