In the years of yore, the rich and powerful would travel in a ‘litter’, a chair or resting chamber which would be carried by four bearers. The English have a much more appropriate name for this kind of vehicle, they call it a ‘sedan chair’.
Those who traveled around in a litter in ancient times had everybody stop and look at them as their procession of wealth made its way through the town or city center. At the time, they were the epitome of comfortable travel and exclusive to those who could afford them and the workers to go along with it.
Times have changed and thankfully, no one really gets carried around in a litter anymore, although we have to admit we sort of like the idea of it. Now, if you want to travel around in comfort and luxury while still drawing a bit of attention to yourself, you have to turn to what is essentially the modern day equivalent of the litter, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade.