Vehicles

The Battle of the Stretches

Posted on November 1, 1983 by LCT staff

One-time orders for exotic limou­sines are an integral part of Ultra Limos, Inc., said Kraig Kavanaugh, president of the La Palma, California company.

Limousines built by Ultra Limos have appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records, Kavanaugh noted In particular, a 29 foot 6 inch Cadillac featuring a computer terminal was later stretched to 40 feet for another client, he said.

The original Ultra Limo, a 1967 Cadillac stretched 32 feet, included a cocktail lounge and a hot tub, he said. The limousine was built for a Southern California celebrity, he added.

"Ultra Limos next car will be a 10-wheeler," he said. Six rear wheels and four front wheels and all four front wheels will be connected to the steering. The automobile will be equipped with three rooms, a com­puter bar and a waterbed, he said.

Ultra Limos has received much at­tention from the press, said Vince Bergman, a partner in the firm both television and the print media have descended upon the plant to see the longest automobiles in production.

Ultra Limos products come with a five year warranty, Bergman said. The company's automobiles all have m-house independent suspension, he said. Unusual orders aren't new to the company. "I'll do anything they want Any idea you want, you can come to me," Bergman said. Plumb­ing isn't any problem, as the com­pany has included a sink and a toilet in a limousine.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

9 Facts You Didn't Know About Driverless Cars

While there are certainly concerns around self-driving cars, there's virtually no stopping this technology now.

Women's March Takes More Buses Than Inauguration

Three times as many bus permits have been issued for the Jan. 21 protest than for the Jan. 20 swearing in of Donald Trump.

New S-Class: The Most Luxurious Self-Driving Car?

With such features as mood-inspiring scents and heart rate monitors, the German automaker's flagship model is turning heads.

Say "I Do" To Springfield Built Chrysler 300 Stretch

Vehicle Pick of the Week: If you're in the wedding business, it's time you bought a vehicle as spiffy as a groom's tux.

BMW's 5 Series Moves Toward Regaining Global Luxury Crown

Review: The sedan remains key to the company's lineup, though less so as consumer preference rises for SUVs and crossovers.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blogs

See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - January 2017 $12.95 THE MONEY ISSUE COVER STORY: * Dashboard Helps Steer Company Finances * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close