“A limousine (or limo) is a luxury sedan or saloon car, especially one with a lengthened wheelbase or driven by a chauffeur. The chassis of a limousine may have been extended by the manufacturer or by an independent coachbuilder. These are called “stretch” limousines and are traditionally black or white. Limousines are usually liveried vehicles, driven by professional chauffeurs. As the most expensive form of automobile ground transportation, limousines are culturally associated with extreme wealth or power and are commonly cited as examples of conspicuous consumption. Among the less wealthy, limousines are often hired during special events (most commonly weddings and funerals).
While some limousines are owned by individuals, many are owned by governments to transport senior politicians, by large companies to transport executives, and by broadcasters to transport guests. Most stretch limousines, however, operate as livery vehicles, providing upmarket competition to taxicabs. Builders of stretch limousines purchase stock cars from manufacturers and modify them, and most are in the United States and Europe and cater mainly to limousine companies. Few stretch limousines are sold new to private individuals. In addition to luxuries, security features such as armoring and bulletproof glass are available.” – wikipedia
The first Limousine was built in 1902 but the first stretch limousine was built in 1928 in Fort Smith, Arkansas by a coach company named Armbruster. These limousines where built to transport famous “Big Band” leaders, the band & their equipment.
Now that you the history and what the definition of limousines actually are here are some of the most outrageous limousines there is to offer in the world.
World’s longest limousines at 100 feet long with 26 tires, lots of room for passengers, 2 drivers cabins, heated Jacuzzi, sun deck, swimming pool, king size bed, helicopter pad and more!
Tank Limousine, stripped right out of the military and turned limo style. Some of the amenities include bar, fridge, DVD & TV’s, seating for 8 with a 3 person crew.
Monster Truck Limousines, ford F350, sitting 11 feet high and 36 feet long. “Some of the modifications include a chassis modified with a cradle built and added underneath. The body / chassis is lifted with large monster truck tires mounted and TV monitors displayed underneath.”
World’s fastest limousines is a Ferrari 360, seating for 8 in racing style seats going from 0-60 in 6 seconds. One of the worlds technically advanced and by far the fastest limousine in the world.
Duel nose Escalade, “combines a pair of 1998 Chevy 3500-series truck. The interior has set up in limousine-stylish in large U-shaped sports seats, booming sound system and projector video with 50-inch screen. Outside, a set of Dubs and 1st-gen Escalade conversion kits for both ends of the front complete the look.”
Legend Limousines offers a fleet of custom limousines, nowhere near as outrageous and defiantly more functional then the limousines seen above please check out our fleet to view pictures and description of all of our cars.