The Presidential limo is a marvel of engineering. It’s constructed to maintain the chief of the US protected in a car that’s constructed like a tank, however appears like a typical limo, with luxurious appointments befitting a VIP. “The Beast,” because it’s identified, would by no means be offered to a civilian, and replicating it might be an unbelievable drain on anybody’s funds. That’s the place this pair of mid-Nineteen Nineties Cadillac Fleetwood limos are available in. They’re just like the greenback retailer variations of the Presidential limo.
Limousines are a few of my favourite customized automobiles. The idea is straightforward: Take a manufacturing car, noticed it in half, add a number of ft to the center, then reassemble it. Ditch the inventory inside for one thing lavish or possibly a bit daft. Look exhausting sufficient and also you’ll see all types of untamed limos on the market, from Chrysler Aspens to Volvo S90s and even Sensible Fortwos.
However in case you don’t have the money for a flashy trendy limo, possibly you will get away with an outdated limo carrying a brand new automotive’s face. That’s the proposition supplied by consignment outfit Traditional Automotive Offers.
In line with the listings, sooner or later these limos had been “transformed” to resemble the far newer Cadillac XTS. The potential drawback with calling this a transform is that it is likely to be a little bit of a stretch. Trying on the footage, the one modifications to those limos had been grafting on newer entrance and rear clips. In the event you squint actual exhausting they type of appear like XTSs.
The monsters have six doorways, so you might match your self and 7 of your finest buds, as long as all of you’re fairly shut.
Even the interiors are untouched and dare I say, they don’t look too unhealthy — although there’s some rust effervescent on the doorways, an indication of the donor automobiles’ age.
In case you’re curious, right here’s an precise Presidential Cadillac Fleetwood, constructed for parade use.
Again to our grafted-together Fleetwood/XTS mashups: In every automotive, energy comes from a 5.7-liter LT1 V8 making 260 hp delivered to the rear wheels by way of a 4L60E auto. These Corvette-derived engines are identified for his or her longevity.
The 1995 has 96,943 miles whereas the 1994 has 95,000 miles, so each have loads of life left.
Weirdly, I really love what’s happening right here. These cobbled-together limos look completely awkward, however that’s what makes them nice. I’d take one, placed on some massive all-terrain tires and slap some parody Presidential seals on the doorways then take it off-road. The price to take action is simply exterior of the magical “screw it” vary, although, with every limo listed for round $8,400 in Georgia.
Correction: An earlier model of this story famous the autos’ location to be Michigan, not Georgia the place the actually are. Thanks for recognizing that, form reader!
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