Whether you like ‘donks’ or not, it seems there will always be a select group of people who enjoy putting oversized wheels and ridiculous paintjobs on big American sedans. Usually, donks are cheap looking, hate-able and ugly, but one Jalopnik reader has a friend with one of these donk-style car up for sale which is none of those things.
It’s actually not a car, but a limousine. A restored and customized 1987 Cadillac Fleetwood Broughman limo on 24″, 180-spoke Daytons and air suspension. The seller also installed a Rolls-Royce-like grill, a chiller for 6 champagne bottles, a keychain made of black mink tail and Swarovski crystals and a 290-hp crate motor from GM.
The seller says he started the project because he wanted to have a fun car to take out on the town with his friends and eventually, became immersed and interested in donk culture.
“There aren’t many donk limos out there so this made the challenge especially difficult when you consider the weight being moved around. And, then, like many car projects, it grew and grew in features (and of course budget!),” a letter about the car from the owner sates. “There weren’t any corners that were cut and that’s the primary reason why it took me three years to complete the build. Every aspect of this vehicle was heavily researched, tested and developed to be the best; from the oversized brakes and wheels to the custom interior including six bottle champagne chiller we built.”
The Limo is up for sale in Charleston, NC, for $299, 000.That is a large sum for what is essentially a late 80s Cadillac Fleetwood sedan, but unlike most donks, this one is rather tastefully done and somehow seems better than any other limousine.