At 239 inches, the extended-wheelbase phiên bản of this bespoke luxury vehicle is just under trăng tròn feet in length. But if you don’t want béo spend extra for a slightly larger car, the 230 – inh sedan starts at roughly USD 460,000. Even in its slimmest size — without extras such as armor or retracting hood ornaments — the Phantom still weighs in at nearly tam tons. It also makes an appearance in several enviable celebrity car collections .
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To get from the train station phệ your trang chủ in the automobile’s early days, you took a station wagon : a car with a wooden box on the back phệ hold luggage. To take more passengers và gear far away from the thành phố, you took a ” suburban ” : A station wagon mounted onto a van or truck frame. Chevrolet invented several family cars at once by debuting the Suburban in 1936 ; but it’s rolled into the modern day as an extended, truck-based SUV .
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5 / 51 CC BY)1963 Dodge 880 station wagon at 2015 Macungie show by Christopher Ziemnowicz
Dodge Custom 880
If you want béo talk about actual land yachts, let’s take a stroll back Khủng 1962 và look at this 17.8 – foot quái nhân. Dodge wanted Khủng keep up with General Motors, so sánh it made a phiên bản of the already goliath Chrysler Newport with a standard 5.9 – liter, 265 – horsepower V8 engine & an optional 6.3 – liter, 305 – horsepower V8. It didn’t work, & the 880 was gone by the kết thúc of 1965 .6 / 51 kontrast-fotodesign/istockphoto
The L wouldn’t have been at trang chính in the ‘ 70 s heyday of big, boaty cars — at 17.25 feet long, it would’ve been undersized, & its V6 engine would’ve been considered small despite the fact it produces 335 horsepower that its predecessors couldn’t touch. But this Audi is one of the car rental in hanoi
cars you can get today starting at less than $ 100,000, which is saying something in an executive vehicle market that still prizes efficiency .
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7 / 51 CC BY-SA)2018 Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Matti Blume
Bentley Mulsanne EWB
That’s “ Extended Wheelbase ” : At 229.5 inches ( or just end 19 feet ), this tam – ton luxury vehicle has room & heft mập spare. A 6.75 – liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine provides 506 horsepower mập minimize the weight, but what bởi you vì with that room ? Fill it with a custom bottle cooler with room for two champagne bottles, hand-cut lead crystal champagne flutes, & duck lao dốc seating cushions và electric privacy curtains. How bởi vì you maneuver this more than $ 310,000 vehicle ? Ask your driver .8 / 51 Wikimedia Commons
We aren’t talking about the muscle car of today, or even the one Richard Petty won races with in the early 1970 s : We’re talking about the ugly, god-forsaken “ luxury ” vehicle cursed with the Chrysler Cordoba’s body toàn thân và vinyl landau roof. When the fourth generation of this car was introduced in 1975, it came in at a shocking 18 feet & had shag carpeting. It was the car that would kill the Dodge Charger name until a brief comeback in the ‘ 80 s & a đầy đủ overhaul in 2006 .
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The Excursion was just massive. Built from 1999 mập 2005, it was the largest SUV Ford had made lớn that point. Weighing in at nearly bốn tons và stretching close béo trăng tròn feet, it was somehow an even larger phiên bản of the F-250 Super Duty pickup it was built on. True bự the large SUVs of its giây phút, it got 15 miles per gallon on its best day .10 / 51 CC BY)Dartz Kombat T-98 by Kurskiy Ham
Dartz Kombat T-98
Russian vehicle fabricator Dartz builds armored vehicles for the global elite. In the more than $ 250,000 T-98, there was a V-8 that could go 110 mph — tough béo reach with steel plating và tam – inch-thick windows meant mập withstand a direct cơn sốt by a rocket-propelled grenade. The $ 1.1 million Prombron adds bulletproof wheel hubs, not phệ mention gold-plated windows, và ruby – & diamond-encrusted gauges .11 / 51 The Ford Motor Company
Ford Expedition MAX
This is now the biggest Ford-branded SUV available, which should give some indication of just how far SUVs have downsized in recent years. Introduced in 2017, the Ford Expedition MAX ( which is really overcompensating with the all-caps name ) is 221.9 inches long — or more than a foot shorter than the Excursion. Built in the United States phệ compete with the Chevrolet Suburban, it’s a reminder that the game has changed for SUVs in a crossover world .12 / 51 CC BY-SA)Ford LTD Landau 4 – door pillared hardtop by Ford LTD
In the 1970 s, this car came in two sizes : big & enormous. This is the biggest car Ford ever offered, và it was roughly 18.6 feet long in sedan khung và nearly 19 feet as a station wagon. It weighed more than 2 tons và, because it wanted lớn be lượt thích the Thunderbird, got hidden headlights và a choice of V8 engines ranging from 4.9 liter phệ 7.5 liter. It was bulky, it was a gas guzzler, & it was exactly the type of U.S. car that wouldn’t be able Khủng handle the oil crises lớn come .
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13 / 51 CC BY)66 Chrysler Newport by Greg Gjerdingen
The Newport served as a two-year, one-off vehicle in the ‘ 40 s & ‘ 50 s, then as an entry-level sedan và wagon in 1961. Then, 50 years ago, it was transformed into an absolute boat of a vehicle và the heaviest Chrysler ever made. This car is a big reason Chrysler sales plummeted after the 1973 oil crisis, but the company sold more of this car than any other. Too bad a complete retooling in 1979 couldn’t save it .14 / 51 Sjo/istockphoto
Before ” Hummer ” was simply a brand of SUVs, it was High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle ( HMMWV, or Humvee ) built for the U.S. military during the 1991 Gulf War. Arnold Schwarzenegger owned one, ‘ 90 s R&B groups drove them in videos, & civilians acted as if they didn’t have a 10 – foot wheelbase, nearly a foot và a half of ground clearance, & nearly bốn tons of curb weight. Fewer than 12,000 were sold before sales halted in 2006 — but now the Hummer’s back as an electric vehicle .15 / 51 CC BY)Pontiac Safari by OceanAtoll
This is Pontiac’s designation for each of its wagons : The Star Chief, Astre, Bonneville, Catalina, Executive, Grand Ville, LeMans, Parisienne, 6000, Sunbird, & Tempest. The Grand Safari built on the Bonneville & Grand Ville body toàn thân was the most impressive — more than 19 feet long, with 5.5 feet of interior space from side Khủng side, và weighing nearly 5,300 pounds at its peak, wow factors that doubled as its greatest drawback .16 / 51 Wikimedia Commons
Toyota Mega Cruiser
This tam – ton behemoth ( basically the Toyota Hummer ) was sold exclusively in Nhật Bản in the 1990 s & was supposed béo be used strictly for police, fire, & rescue as a thử nghiệm for Toyota’s SUV designs. But a few made their way into civilian hands, và some even made their way end Khủng the states. They occasionally find their way onto the market, và their four-wheel steering, four-cylinder diesel engine, central tire inflation, và civilian-friendly suspension might be worth the fuss … if you can acclimate yourself phệ the right-hand steering wheel .17 / 51 CC BY)Rolls-Royce Cullinan by Kārlis Dambrāns
Rolls-Royce has an SUV because many of its newest customers don’t buy luxury sedans. It’s named after the Cullinan Diamond, which explains the ba – ton, 17.5 – foot SUV’s USD 348,500 starting price. So does the 6.75 – liter, 563 – horsepower twin-turbo V-12 Rolls-Royce engine ; bespoke key, lowering stainless steel door handle, heated steering wheel ; night-vision ” Wildlife và Pedestrian Warning ” ; four-camera viewing system with helicopter perspective ; elevating seating ; coach doors, & an off-road setting .18 / 51 Wikimedia Commons
Dodge Royal Monaco
Close bự 19 feet và more than 2 tons, the Royal Monaco should have been far more impressive. Yet vinyl seats, multiple ashtrays, a digital clock, và hidden headlights were about the greatest luxuries the Royal Monaco offered. Best known as police cruisers in “ The Blues Brothers, ” “ Smokey và the Bandit II ” & “ CHiPs, ” the Royal Monaco was simply another oversized fleet vehicle in a market that seldom wanted them. Its run lasted from 1976 mập 1978 .
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19 / 51 CC BY)Lamborghini LM002 by Detectandpreserve
From 1986 Khủng 1993, Lamborghini turned the popular Countach supercar into an SUV / pickup called the LM002. The 450 – horsepower V-12 engine from the Countach was mounted onto an off-road suspension, the body toàn thân had its fenders squared off, & was given a cargo bed. Roughly a decade after its demise, this ridiculous-seeming vehicle would become the template other luxury sports cars would emulate .20 / 51 CC BY)1966 Chevrolet Impala sedan by John Llyod
A gorgeous convertible, practical sedan, & serviceable wagon since 1958, the Impala has spent the better portion of its past 50 years as Chevrolet’s bestseller & the last links bự its overpowered commuter cars of the 1960 s & 1970 s. The Impala, with its high-performance, big-block V8 engine, super-sport package, & enormous body toàn thân, was built for families that loved the road. Rising fuel costs forced an ugly redesign in the late ‘ 70 s, & the Impala limped its way into the ‘ 80 s before quitting in 1985. The phiên bản seen today was built as a fleet vehicle, but may not survive the switch away from sedans .
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Aton Impulse Viking 29301
This $ 200,000, 17 – foot, 2.5 – ton truck truck isn’t some flashy bauble for celebrities : It’s built phệ get people out of blinding, Siberian snowstorms & through mountain passes without calling in air tư vấn. It’s an amphibious vehicle, watertight, with a water jet on its back, & it’s able Khủng bởi at least 6 miles per hour in lakes & rivers .22 / 51 CC BY-SA)1977 – 1979 Ford Thunderbird by Sicnag
Again, the ‘ 70 s had a strange effect on vehicles. The stylish, sporty Thunderbird of Ford’s past took a turn with the sixth generation in 1972. It was a nearly 19 – foot boat with chromed-out bumpers, a 7.7 – liter V8 engine, an available eight-track tape player, & exactly 2.5 tons of ground weight. Sales peaked in 1973, chưa bao giờ coming close afterward .23 / 51 CC BY)Trecol 39294 or 39295 by Vitaly V. Kuzmin
The tires on these USD 80,000 – plus vehicles are what make this vehicle noteworthy. They can be used Khủng float vehicles or even run end people without killing or severely injuring them. Flexible và low-pressure, they can handle Siberian tundra without tearing up the ground .25 / 51 Conquest Vehicles Inc.
Conquest Knight XV
This 6 – ton armored SUV is built Khủng protect NBA players, politicians, và anyone else who lives in fear of the proletariat lobbing artillery their way. It comes equipped with a 400 – horsepower Ford V-10 engine that can run on biofuels ; a six-seat leather interior with wool carpeting ; navigation và công nghệ Bluetooth không dây equipment ; và a dual-screen rear console & rear máy tính stations. But none of that is why you buy this $ 800,000 vehicle. You get it for front & rear night-vision cameras ; ballistic glass windows & aluminum, composite, và ceramic armor ; firewalls ; và bulletproof run-flat tires. If you’d lượt thích, you can install upgrades including large flat-screen TVs ; satellite television ; bars & cigar humidors ; external listening devices ; & a Đen box recorder .26 / 51 CC BY-SA)1967 Ford Country Squire by Morven
Ford LTD Country Squire
It had wood doors và side panels. Its “ magic doorgate ” flipped lao dốc lượt thích a truck tailgate or swung open lượt thích a door. At 19 feet, powered by V8 engines, the Country Squire sold hundreds of thousands of vehicles a year. Kids of its era are likely mập remember it for side-facing seats, a magnetic checkerboard, optional CB radio, và hidden rear cargo compartment — it’s the wagon that introduced kids phệ “ the wayback. ” v27 / 51 CC BY-NC-ND)năm trước Blue Line Expo – 2 by antefixus21
Why spend more than $ 278,000 on a truck ? Well, Terradyne’s Gurkha has a 6.7 – liter V-8 turbo-diesel engine that generates 660 pound-feet of torque & can still go 70 mph on flat tires. With its configurable interior, protective window mesh, thermal imaging camera, fire suppression system, và extreme off-road capability, it’s particularly valuable mập people who value security .28 / 51 CC BY-SA)’ 68 Dodge Polara 500 by Rob
By the start of the 1970 s, the broad “ fuselage ” thiết kế has stretched the full-sized Polara out lớn more than 18 feet ( the longest since its introduction in 1960 ). But even a range of engines stretching from a 230 – horsepower, 6.2 – liter V8 bự a 375 – horsepower, 6.5 – liter V8 wasn’t enough lớn save the Polara from the 1973 fuel crisis. Its run would kết thúc, but Dodge always had another oversized vehicle waiting for uninterested customers .29 / 51 CC BY)International CXT by Thilo Parg
Commercial truck maker International gave hardcore truck folks what they wanted here, at least from 2004 bự 2008 : a 7 – ton, 21 – foot semi rig with a Ford Super Duty pickup bed in the back. If owners were going bự customize their vehicles with semi-style exhaust pipes & horns anyway, why not just give them a 14,500 – pound medium-duty commercial truck, & give it four-wheel drive và a 12,000 pounds of payload capacity ? After all, if you were willing bự pay up bự $ 100,000 bự buy it, you’d probably find a use for trăng tròn tons of towing power .32 / 51 Wikimedia Commons
There have been iconic Cadillac Eldorado models since 1953, but if you were looking for the opulent, swanked-out ’ 70 s vehicle of choice, this was the car that drove “ Super Fly. ” By 1976, the Eldorado had grown bự more than 18.5 feet in length, had “ opera ” windows, weighed 2.5 tons, và had an 8.2 – liter V8 engine that still somehow managed phệ generate only 235 horsepower .
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33 / 51 CC BY-SA)1970 Buick Electra 225 bốn – door hardtop by Mr. choppers
Buick Electra 225
When the Electra was introduced in 1959, car kích thước was so sánh important mập customers that General Motors was just putting it in the name. The Electra measured 233 inches at its largest, but always hovered around 225 inches — or 18.75 feet. At its heaviest, it was 2.5 tons & had bự be powered by a 7.5 – liter, 370 – horsepower V8 .35 / 51 2021 GMC Yukon AT4 by General Motors ( CC BY-SA
GMC Yukon Denali XL
Hey, if GM isn’t going Khủng treat this vehicle và the Suburban as the same thing, neither are we. Never mind that there was a GMC Suburban until 1999, when its name was changed mập the Yukon XL. In 2013, the GMC got a facelift that gave it a bigger chrome grille, but reduced its length béo 224.3 inches from the Suburban’s 224.4. But it gets a more powerful 6.2 – liter V8 engine lớn the Suburban’s 5.3 – liter V8. At nearly ba tons, the Yukon Denali can use all the power it can get .36 / 51 CC BY-SA)Lincoln Continental by That Hartford Guy
The name alone conjures images of continent-sized, ridiculously opulent ’ 70 s dream cruisers. The decade began with the Mark IV, a 228.1 – inh cruiser that offered designer special editions from Bill Blass, Gucci, Givenchy, và Cartier, had a bespoke màu sắc palate, và mounted a gold-plated plaque on the dashboard. That decade ended with the Mark V : A nearly 19.5 – foot behemoth with a vinyl roof, opera windows, Cartier clock, padded vinyl, gold grille inserts, & a crystalline hood ornament. It was 2.5 tons of swagger with a 6.6 – mập 7.5 – liter V8 engine, và it was glorious .37 / 51 Wikimedia Commons
Chrysler hasn’t made an Imperial since 1983, và it’s easy lớn see why : The name was a bit on the nose. At its maximum length of nearly 230 inches — or roughly 19 feet — the Crown was a small empire unto itself. Thes e weren’t pretty, either. At best, they looked lượt thích Chryslers with more vinyl. At worst, they were a reminder that the Imperials designed by Ghia in the 1960 s were gorgeous và had a lot more bự offer drivers than a 7.2 – liter V8 engine .38 / 51 CC BY)2005 Cadillac Escalade ( front view ) by Bejara70
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Cadillac hasn’t stopped making land yachts : It just makes the ones people want. Though demand for the Escalade in the United States dropped from a peak of more than 62,000 in 2006 Khủng little more than 22,000 in 2013, It rebounded Khủng nearly 37,000 vehicles in 2021. At 224.3 inches long ( just lượt thích its sibling, the GMC Yukon Denali XL ), Escalade provides 94.2 cubic inches of cargo space, a General Motors 6.2 – liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with 420 horsepower, the Cadillac CUE infotainment system, lane assistance, và a rear-seat DVD entertainment system .
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39 / 51 CC BY-SA)1973 Cadillac Deville by That Hartford Guy from Hartford
Cadillac Coupe DeVille
Cadillac stopped making the Coupe DeVille only in 2005, but it was about 30 years earlier that the vehicle reached its peak. At 231 inches — or 19.25 feet — the Coupe de Ville was the embodiment of its era. Whitewall tires, patterned velour interiors, a đầy đủ vinyl roof, traction control, cornering lights, & driver & passenger airbags were all packed into this 2.5 – ton package. But if the skirted rear wheels in these versions made from 1971 through 1976 didn’t convey enough kích thước for you, the 8.2 – liter V8 engine & pickup versions made it very clear just how monstrous this ‘ 70 s luxury icon was .40 / 51 The Ford Motor Company
Lincoln Navigator L
Completely overhauled in 2018, the Navigator still has its chrome grille, long wayback windows, và luxury amenities. But at 221.6 inches, it’s still as big as the Ford Expedition MAX & the truck each is based on : the F-150. It now comes in a Black Label edition that makes it a USD 110,000 + Ford, but is still a more-than-3-ton SUV that can handle the roughest elements you can throw at it .41 / 51 CC BY)69 Chevrolet Kingswood by Greg Gjerdingen
General Motors Clamshell Wagons
We gave the Pontiac Safari wagons their own space because they were the lumbering dinosaurs of the station wagon era. But from 1971 mập 1976 the Grand Safari “ clamshell ” kiến thiết made its way onto the largest versions of the Chevrolet Kingswood, Belair và Caprice Estates ; Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser ; và the Buick Estate. They also had a ” glide-away ” tailgate that glided away only if you exerted 35 pounds of pressure mập lower it. Getting it back up was no dream, either. Having a tuck-away tailgate did solve a problem that even SUV & minivan liftgates haven’t figured out, though : How Khủng open a cargo door in a tight space lượt thích a closed garage .42 / 51 CC BY-SA)1974 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham, Spinnaker White by D. Jordan Berson
Chrysler New Yorker Brougham
What did this, the Imperial, the Newport, the Dodge Monaco, & the Plymouth Gran Fury all have in common ? Yes, the parent company & the 7.2 – liter V8 engine, but also Chrysler’s “ C-body ” from about 1974 through 1978. Chrysler blew right past the 1973 OPEC oil embargo & just kept pumping out these big vehicles with vertical grilles, hidden headlights, a vinyl roof, opera windows, a stereo with a foot switch for changing stations, & a CB radio. At 231 inches, it was the kích cỡ of a Coupe de Ville, but it was one of the few Chryslers that tried Khủng be not only as large as a Cadillac, but as luxurious .43 / 51 CC BY-NC-ND)2017 Nissan Armada by Automotive Rhythms
The Armada has seating for eight, 8,500 pounds of towing power, và impressive off-road credentials. Safety features coming standard include adaptive cruise control, forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, và ” Rear Door Alert, ” which helps ensure you didn’t leave anything precious in the back seat, such as pets or kids. With a V8 engine & a lofty 9.1 inches of ground clearance, the Armada starts at $ 50,000 .44 / 51 Infiniti
Take a Nissan Armada, throw in luxury features such as leather seating, wood grain, a better sound system, & some LED lighting, & what vì you get ? A more than ba – ton Infiniti SUV .45 / 51 CC BY-SA)1978 Colony Park by Mr. Choppers
Mercury Colony Park Wagon
The woodgrain-paneled Colony Park wagon was a somewhat snazzier phiên bản of Ford’s Country Squire, with the same “ magic doorgate ” tailgate & sideways third-row seats. The Colony Park was ventilated all the way bự the rear, had covered headlights, và got a driver-side airbag & three-point seatbelts as the years went on .46 / 51 CC BY-SA)1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 2 – door hardtop by Bull-Doser
The eight-cylinder Ninety-Eight started its run in 1941 and from 1971 through 1976 became something Chuck D would rhyme about. Another C-body cousin of the Coupe DeVille và Buick Electra, the Ninety-Eight had a massive 7.5 – liter “ Rocket ” V8 engine, opera windows, cornering headlights, rear wheel skirts, vertical taillights, an egg-crate grille, và massive front và rear bumpers. In 1972, Oldsmobile sold 2,650 Regency models celebrating the automaker’s 75 th anniversary. Each vehicle was registered at Tiffany’s, included the specially styled interior with Black or covert gold ” pillow effect ” velour upholstery, Tiffany Gold paint, a Tiffany clock, & a sterling silver key. At 23 feet long, it was the biggest Oldsmobile ever produced .47 / 51 CC BY-SA)1973 Chrysler Imperial Le Baron 04 by Nickmix01
Chrysler didn’t spend the ‘ 80 s cranking out minivans và utilitarian K-cars because Lee Iacocca was a genius : It did so sánh because it kept digging itself 19.5 – foot graves throughout the ‘ 70 s. For some idea of the monument bự hubris that was 1970 s Chrysler, the automaker released its biggest vehicle — the 235.3 – inh ( or 19.6 – foot ) 1973 LeBaron — during the exact year of the OPEC oil embargo. At 2.6 tons of curb weight & with a 7.2 – liter V8 as standard equipment, this car didn’t stand a chance against an oil crisis. Imperial chưa bao giờ recovered, & would be shut xuống dốc in 1975. Iaccoca tried phệ bring it back as an efficient luxury vehicle in 1981, but even a “ Frank Sinatra package ” of features couldn’t overcome inflation. Imperial was finally put béo rest in 1983, ending the “ land yacht ” era .48 / 51 CC BY)Mercedes-Benz G-Class by IFCAR
Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4
At nearly tám feet tall with 17.2 inches of ground clearance & 36.1 – inh tires, this ridiculous off-roader was built mập be big — with military-grade portal axles, và requiring a bốn – liter V8 twin-turbo engine pushing out 422 horsepower just lớn get around. At 3.3 tons, it has some serious heft mập it, but it’s the vehicle’s remarkably nimble off-road acumen that earned it a nearly $ 300,000 price tag .49 / 51 Toyota
Yes, this ba – ton SUV is basically a Tundra pickup with a roof, but that’s been such a good thing for Toyota that it hasn’t refreshed this vehicle since 2008. The boxed frame, the independent rear suspension & even the 4.6 – liter bự 5.7 – liter V8 engine give the Sequoia all the early 2.000 s SUV-era brawn without sacrificing crossover-style amenities such as multi-zone climate control, navigation, & seating for up béo eight people .50 / 51 Wikimedia Commons
Is it big for Ford or the Lincoln brand ? No, but it’s bigger than the Ford Flex & Ford Explorer it’s based on, while giving buyers a huge chrome grille, a comparatively efficient V6 engine, & a spacious third row of seating. More than 17 feet might be small for this danh sách, but the MKT is still bigger than the majority of non-Ford SUVs out there .51 / 51 Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai’s luxury brand has been making its name slowly here in the U.S. with a quiet ride, leather appointments, tech toys — & a lot of extra space. This long-wheelbase phiên bản of the G90 extends its length mập 18 feet, which is longer than any SUV Hyundai makes. In fact, the only cars bigger than it in the U.S. market are made by Rolls-Royce và Bentley .
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