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Pickup Truck Limo Is One-Of-A-Kind

Lexi Tucker
Posted on September 3, 2018

 

The pickup truck limo in all its glory.

The pickup truck limo in all its glory.

DALLAS, Texas — The word limousine usually evokes the image of a long, black vehicle mainly used for proms, weddings, and red carpets. That’s precisely what Faizan Dolani, President of Prime Limo, wanted to get away from.

One day one of his chauffeurs approached him after grabbing a snack from the kitchen and said, “You know what’d be really cool? If you had a stretch pickup truck in the fleet.”

At first, Dolani laughed it off. After all, most people these days want a stretched out Chrysler 300 or Cadillac Escalade. However, later that night, he discovered he couldn’t get the thought out of his head; he was tired of the same old black or white vehicles. He decided it was time for something new, exciting, and intriguing.

After doing some research, Dolani decided on a 2018 GMC Sierra chassis. He called up Frank Figueroa, owner of Pinnacle Limousine in City of Industry, Calif. who they’ve been using for three years now, and told him his plan. Together, they crafted something truly unique and personable to Texas.

Interior shot of the stretched out 2018 GMC Sierra.

Interior shot of the stretched out 2018 GMC Sierra.

Dubbed the “Lone Star Limo,” no expense was spared on the vehicle, which has 37-inch off-road tires equipped with 20-inch blue and black gloss rims, a seven inch Fox lift, a jet door, and electric steps to give it a clean look. They decided on painting the car a metallic blue in honor of the Dallas Cowboys.

The limousine can accommodate up to 15 passengers, but Dolani advertises it as 12 to 14 just in case someone shows up with a few extra people. Inside, the vehicle continues the theme of unique with its black leather seats with blue stitching and accents, and a longer than normal bar.

Dolani is already seeing his gamble pay off. Although not officially announced and advertised yet, when the company’s usual fleet is at capacity, he has offered the Lone Star Limo to clients. So far, no one has turned it down.

 

A lot of work went into making this unique vehicle.

A lot of work went into making this unique vehicle.

“It’s great for kid’s birthdays, bachelor parties, and even corporate events where teams go out for lunch. People hear pickup truck and think old and dingy, but when they see the photos of the interior and exterior, it screams Texas, party, and high-scale. When we stop to get gas, we’ve had people ask if they can get a photo with it. You don’t even see that with a traditional limo anymore."

After witnessing the reception for this one-of-a-kind car, Dolani says he’s not planning on stopping with just a pickup truck. A red sports car limousine might just be on the horizon.  “Every company has normal limos — who else can say they have a brand new, blue pickup truck limo?”

To see a video of the Lone Star Limo, click here.

Related Topics: custom limousines, Dallas operators, GMC, Millennials, Pinnacle, stretch limousine, Texas operators, unique vehicles

Lexi Tucker Senior Editor
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