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Luxury limo breaks record!

Fancy taking a spin in the world's longest car?

This amazing vehicle, nicknamed 'The American Dream', has had a revamp and broken its own world record by measuring a whopping 30.54 metres (100ft 2.36in) long.

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The original car was built in Burbank, California, back in 1986 and held the title for the world's longest car with a length of 18.28 metres (60ft). It enjoyed plenty of fame and even starred in movies! But then it started to lose popularity and become rusty and shabby.

Some time later, Michael Manning bought the car with hopes of bringing it back to life. He couldn't afford to do it on his own, so in 2019 Michael Dezer bought the car from him and agreed to let Manning continue working on it.

Now, The American Dream has been restored to its former glory and has become a seriously luxury limousine! Not only is there a swimming pool complete with a diving board (yes, really!), there's also a jacuzzi, bath tub, mini-golf course and a helipad!

Unfourtunately, the vehicle isn't much use on the road, as it's so long. But it's hoped that people will still enjoy seeing it up close as its new home in Dezerland Park Auto Museum in Orlando, Florida.

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