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post #46 of 137
Some other obscure official limos...









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The maybachs are too pedestrian. Any fool with some dough could show up in one.

If the point of being "driven" leans more towards comfort and ease, then hey...you can't beat a taxi.

But if the point is to impress, then arriving in a car (doesn't matter what it is), is for wannabe's.

No No...if you want to make a statement, then what you really need is...a motorcade.

This reminds me of an old Wallpaper* article from 1999 about Tripoli, which included a blurb about how Kadaffy traveled around.




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When the Kadaffy caravan pulls into town, it's a sight that makes everyone at the Mercedes HQ in Stuttgart incredibly happy. United States secret service take note, this is what a real motorcade looks and sounds like:

Ten outriders in white uniforms on white BMWs scatter pedestrians, block intersections, create a frisson of public panic and sound sirens.

A further ten outriders than zip past to repeat the process further down the street.

They are followed by five Mercedes police cars with blue flashing lights which drive in phalanx formation.

Insert five more outriders here.

They are then followed by at least twenty black Mercedes S-class limos (blue flashing lights optional if you are in this part of the procession).

Five more Mercedes police cars.

Two huge white Mercedes touring coaches full of soldiers.

A further ten S-classes.

The parade is then replicated three times, leaving would-be assassins and interested by-standers to play guess which car was carrying the leader?
post #47 of 137
best car to be driven around in

Rolls Royce Silver cloud II

The one i went in for my formal was amazing.
it had an old growth forest worth of timbre and about a thousand cows of stunning white leather, plus the driver was the best bloke.

the good bottle of Dom made the experience even better.
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post #49 of 137
Man...not a single element of that car works. Every line is bad.

On another note...why has the popularity of the dreaded "stretch" limos not seemed to have wained at all? Every time I see a stretch SUV, I wonder what kind of wanker thinks this is cool.
post #50 of 137
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Man...not a single element of that car works. Every line is bad. On another note...why has the popularity of the dreaded "stretch" limos not seemed to have wained at all? Every time I see a stretch SUV, I wonder what kind of wanker thinks this is cool.
It's so bad, it's good. It's a supremely tacky Chrysler Imperial limousine by Ghia from the late '50s, just what we need in these times of economic stoicism. Stretch limousines are generally very unaesthetic, particularly in white.
post #51 of 137
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It's so bad, it's good.

Naw...a Zil is so bad it's good...I don't think that concept is at play here. A regular Imperial...maybe. This just takes an Imperial and ruins it.

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Stretch limousines are generally very unaesthetic, particularly in white.

I remember when stretches first came out...they turned heads for about 10 minutes. Now it seems no matter how ridiculously long the stretch is, or whatever it is you're stretching, nobody seems to even notice them...which seems counterproductive to the statement the people inside them seem to have intended.
post #52 of 137
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Naw...a Zil is so bad it's good...I don't think that concept is at play here. A regular Imperial...maybe. This just takes an Imperial and ruins it.

post #53 of 137
I've been in a Maybach -- extraordinary.

From a purely style perspective, I'd dig on an older limo. That semi-convertible classic Merc stretch with the extensive wood trim is stunning.
post #54 of 137
It would definetely have to be a Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Hands down.
post #55 of 137
Toyota Century.

post #56 of 137
The new million dollar Maybach with the retractable roof in the rear seems nice to be driven around in.
post #57 of 137
Special LWB Toyota Century made for Emperor Akihito
post #58 of 137
^
I have never seen one of those before, but it is a pretty ballin' look coming from Toyota.
post #59 of 137
I like the new Ultra version of the Lexus LS460L.
post #60 of 137
The Pope's choice

VW Phaeton
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