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History

 

The Golden Limousine

This famous limousine built, by Burkitt & Burkitt, is totally covered with 23,000 gold coins dating back to 1860. Featured on 'Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous', it was owned and operated by Stars' Limousines of Toronto and has been exhibited at many international auto shows. It is currently part of the Ripley's Believe It or Not Collection and featured in their 2006 book 'Planet Eccentric'

The World's Longest Car

'The American Dream', built in 1984 by
Jay Ohrberg, was promoted by Burkitt & Burkitt. The world's longest car, as recognised by The Guinness Book of World Records and seen on The Johnny Carson 'Tonight' Show and Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, features a swimming pool, helicoptor pad, hot tub, waterbed, 3 televisions, satellite dish, fully stocked bar, crystal chandelier, aircraft band radio and stereo with all systems controlled by an onboard computer.

The Golden Bus

The Golden Bus is covered with over 100 thousand gold plated British pennies. It was originally sponsored by Imax and Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls. It was operated by Red Carpet Tours of Niagara for ten years.

Other coin vehicles

include Austin Minis in Guiness Museum, San Francisco, Ripley's Museums in San Antonio, Myrtle Beach, Kuala Lumpur and this MGB Roadster in Mexico City.

 

 

 
     

 




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