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just wondering what are some of the longest cars out there

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by koolkat54, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. koolkat54
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    i'm wondering what are some of the longest cars, maybe some of the Cadillacs in the 50s?, thanks in advance
     
  2. Deuces
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    The '59 Eldorado.... :D
     
  3. stanlow69
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    The 59 Eldorado with a continental kit.
     
  4. koolkat54
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    its long
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  5. Johnnyzoom
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    Early sixties Buick Electras, deuce and a quarter, 225 in. long.

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  6. koolkat54
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    my bud has a 1954 Cadillac series 62 4 door and it doesn't fit in his garage :D
     
  7. young olds
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    The 59 eldo is 225" long the 73 fleetwood is 251" long, i believe that cadillacs kept getting longer until the early-mid seventies.
     
  8. THE_DUDE
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    Ya ever ra across a air port taxi????
     

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  9. ford2go
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    Well, I thought that I had it with the late 50's lincolns. Just looked it up, and the 58 premiere was 229 inches. I remember reading about the '19 foot long Lincolns'

    I did check the Cadillac stuff, and the only reference that I found classified the Fleetwood as a limo (point for quibbling)

    However, it also went on to say that regular Cads of that era were 233 inches, so they would still be your winner.

    Thanks,
    (New guy who couldn't resist this thread)
     
  10. RJP
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    56/57 Imperials were pretty long as I remember. They required their own zip codes on the license plates.
     
  11. flathead fred
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    my wifes 65 Chrysler Imperial Crown 4 door is 232" long
     
  12. young olds
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    i dont know for sure but i dont believe all flettwoods were limosenes
     
  13. fuzzface
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    74-76 cadillac fleetwood seventy-five (9 passenger and limo) are 252.2" with a wheelbase of 151.5"

    supposedly there were 6 bugatti royals built in the 20's that were over 22' long.
     
  14. koolkat54
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    yea, he measured it without the bumpers and it was 222 (18.5) inches long, still haven't measured it with the bumpers on
     
  15. koolkat54
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    haha those 50s imperials had a long rear
     
  16. Deuces
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    I had a '74 Sedan De'Ville (4 door) in the early '80's.. I broke out in a sweat just walking one lap around it ... :) The title said it weighed in at 5600 lbs. That thing was a tank!
     
  17. koolkat54
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    my dad had a '74 just like that, he said sometimes when his roommates would be too loud he'd just sleep in it :D
     
  18. Deuces
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    They were comfortable....
     
  19. I don't have the exact measurement, but this 48 Caddy, a friend of mine built, filled a 22 foot deep garage with only a couple of inches to spare.:eek:
     

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  20. Mark in Japan
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    Anyone know the length on a 62 Potiac Bonneville 4dr hardtop ???
     
  21. Larry T
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    Any of the mid 60's full sized cars were tanks. Take a good look at a 63 Impala or 63 1/2 Galaxie sometime.
    I don't guess they really started downsizing them until the mid 70's.
    Larry T
     
  22. Phil1934
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    Later B'villes were longer by 9", '76 grew to 226"
     
  23. As to regular production cars, he is absolutely correct. The last full-size Fleetwood Seventy-Fives (74-76) were the longest production cars ever.

    As to the point to quibble, there is none. The F-75 cars were assigned a body code of 'D', were built on a purpose-built chassis, NOT a stretched sedan frame, and were produced in numbers around 1000/year for decades.

    Quibbling point would be the hearse/ambulance chassis, which were 156 inch WB vs F-75 at 149/151.5 (depends on year). The Hearse chassis was completely different than the other Cads of any given year (leaf springs for one point), but never had a Cadillac body erected upon it, therefore putting those out of the "production" category.

    Similarly the airport limos.

    Cosmo
     

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