The History of Limousine!

Actually a limousine or limo is a saloon or luxury sedan car that is driven by the chauffeurs, and there is a partition in car between compartment of driver and the passenger. And limos are often the lengthened wheelbase. These are traditionally black or white, and called “stretch” limousines.

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Being a most expensive form of automobile in ground transportation, these are mostly property of the wealthy people, and the less wealthy persons often hire the limousine during their special occasions such as, Proms, Birthdays, Night outs, weddings and bachelor parties.

luxury car rental limousineThe limousine market was over $4 billion by size in 2012, in the US. Over 41,000 limousine companies were there and they giving employment to along 43,000 employees.

The Automobile Engineers Society defined the limousine in 1916, as a closed car seating three to five inside, with driver’s seat outside.
The very first limousine automobile, was built in 1902, it was designed the driver was sitting outside under a covered compartment.

1926 Cadillac.jpgLimousine word is taken from the name of a French region Limousin, and the first “stretch limousine” was created by Armbruster a coach company in Fort Smith, Arkansas around 1928.

In early stretch limousines were often called “big band buses”. And primarily these cars were usually used for transport famous “big band” leaders, like ‘Glenn Miller’ and ‘Benny Goodman’, and their bands and equipment.

 

 

 

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