The Worlds Longest Car

The American Dream Car


“Long limo” by Steve Rhodes is marked with CC BY-ND 2.0.

By: Eric Yang, Journalist

The Guinness Book of World Records has just documented a new longest car. Beating its former self for the world record of the longest car,  the car’s name is “The American Dream” and it was built in 1986 and was built by Jay Ohrberg in Burbank, California. After breaking the original record for the world’s longest car, the car was mostly abandoned and left to rust.

This was until Jay decided to list “The American Dream” on eBay. After seeing an advertisement for “The American Dream” on eBay, Michael Manning decided to buy the old car and restore and to its former glory.

“The American Dream” boasts a length 100 feet long beating its previous record of only 60 feet long. “The American Dream” has a total of 26 wheels, giving the car more stability. The car can most likely reach a speed of over 120 mph, although it was never tested because of the safety hazard it presented as slowing down the car would be a very intricate and difficult process. “The American Dream” also has some unique features on the car that no other car has done such as a hot tub, a putting green, and a helicopter pad. Manning reports that “The helipad is structurally mounted to the vehicle with steel brackets underneath and can hold up to five thousand pounds.”



Manning encountered several problems while restoring “The American Dream” as they had not received enough money in order to complete the project. It took about 250,000 dollars to restore the entire car and complete all of the new features.

This car is spectacular to look at and a wondrous spectacle of the past as the internal structure had stayed mostly the same. However, Manning reports how this car will not be hitting the road anytime in the near future.