While limousines are certainly outrageous in their own regard due to their larger-than-life size, there are some stretch limousines that attempt to take this ideal to the max. One such vehicle is this extensively modified 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado, officially named the American Quality Coach Jetway 707. Now, this massive Toronado is available for purchase.
Posted online in Michigan for $12,500, this Toronado has been stretched to 28 feet long, and certainly stands out from any other vehicle on the road. It’s equipped with eight (yes, eight) doors accommodating for up to 15 passengers.
The seller notes that although the modified Oldsmobile runs, it could use a new transmission. In addition, the vehicle boasts a clean title.
As for background on this crazy-looking Toronado, the original 1968 to 1970 chassis’ wheelbase is lengthened from 119 inches to 185 inches. The roof has been raised, while out back there are two rear axles – a first for a stretched limo. Additionally, American Quality Coach claimed that the behemoth featured 100 square feet of cargo space.
The drivetrain is an extremely important aspect for hauling a vehicle of this size down the street, so this monster was powered by 455 cubic-inch gasoline V8, which developed 375 horsepower. Interestingly, output was directed to the front wheels.
As one may expect, demand for a vehicle of this stature was not very high, and only 52 units of the Jetway 707 were officially produced. That being said, this stretched limousine was a desirable choice for transporting a large number of people across an airport.
So, what do you think, dear reader? Could you picture yourself piloting this massive Toronado? Vote in the poll below, and fire off your thoughts in the comment section!