Car (limousine)

Lincoln Motor Company

Established 1917

A limousine is a luxury sedan with a lengthened wheelbase, driven by a chauffeur. The first ‘stretch limousine’ was created by a coach company named Armbruster, who designed cars for big band leaders – such as Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman – and their bands and equipment. Between 1998 and 2011, the Lincoln Town Car was the most iconic donor chassis. It was commissioned by Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush as the Presidential State Car.

* the word limousine is derived from a type of hooded cloak that was worn by the inhabitants of the Limousin region. The cloak resembled the top of the roof that extended over the driver’s compartment (which in the days was open).

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