After 36 years, the world’s longest car bearing the name “American Dream” has been returned to its former glory.
In addition to being completely overhauled, it also broke the previous world record and became the longest car in the world on March 1, 2022.
The American Dream was first built in 1986 by famed automaker Jay Orberg, and measured 100 feet after some customization. In 2022, the legendary car is 1.5 inches long. On average, a typical car is 12 to 16 feet long.
The American Dream has a range of luxurious amenities such as a Jacuzzi, bathtub, water bed, mini golf course, several televisions and even a helipad with a capacity of 5,000 pounds. However, its length makes it difficult to park or drive on the roads.
Despite the novelty factor, the car was located in an abandoned warehouse. Fortunately, auto enthusiast Michael Manning came across the eBay listing for the car.
According to Guinness World Records, Manning could not afford to buy it, but he convinced the company that was selling the car to let him bring it to New York for restoration at his Autoseum.
Manning planned to solicit donations from the community for the restoration project but failed to raise sufficient funds. In 2019, Michael Dezer, owner of the Dezerland Park Car Museum, discovered and brought the car.
He then started with Manning the lengthy car restoration which cost over $2,50,000. Now the car is set to displacement at the Dezerland Park Car Museum in Florida, USA.
The vehicle made numerous appearances in films before eventually ending up in a New Jersey warehouse, where it sat for several years.