Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Fly Me. Drive Me.

If you've ever been in Mexico, you quickly can see and admire the skill of Mexican craftsmen in 'customizing' their rides. While some of the mods are tacky (like covering the cars body in flowers), some are extremely neat, like the VW bug body replaced with wrought iron.

This time, the Mexicans have taken things to new heights. Gizmodo pointed us to a story about Vaca Meter Limousines converting an old Boeing 727-100 and converted it into a 50-seat luxury limousine. Eat your heart out Las Vegas!

The six-tonne limo is 18 meters long and 3.9 meters high. It has a six-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine in the back, with air brakes and suspension. Inside, it has a dance floor, and a bar. It will rent for $1,500 minimum, and can cruise at up to 200 KPH (124 MPH). I don't know anywhere besides Bonneville that you could run something like this full-out, but that's not the point.


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