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February 2005 Issue
 
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The Ultra Luxury of Limousines
By Sharon McLellan
 
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What's the most memorable evening of your life? Perhaps it's your high school graduation... your wedding... the evening you accepted the Pulitzer Prize (well, we can dream)... or perhaps your company sent you to Europe and the trip to the event was in a corporate or commercial limousine.

 
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Limousines have long been viewed as a pinnacle of success. Presidential limousines with bullet proof glass and numerous security features are produced by automotive manufacturers and presented to the sitting president. Cadillac limousines have been a favorite choice of U.S. Presidents throughout the years as is illustrated by President Bush's new Cadillac DTS Limousine:

 
 
 
 
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Movie stars arrive at gala openings in limousines and, so we're led to believe by the tabloids, hold lavish parties in them.

Amenities included:

 
Swing-up arm rest which contains lighted compartment with leather covered goblets
Swing-out bar table for beverage decanters
Refrigerator
Inter-com telephone system for communications between passenger(s) and driver
Leather or velour upholstery
Plush Mouton fur carpeting
Console with color television with remote power antenna
Rear stereo or quad radio and tape system
Opera lights, mood lights, reading lights and luminescent neon bar lights
Lighted vanity mirrors
Power moon-roof
 

In case you've never had the pleasure of riding in a limousine, let's take a photo tour showing what you would see inside some of these ultra elaborate limousines.

 
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For a complete listing of limousine literature in stock click here. Other limousines may be found throughout our web site.

 
 
The Automotive Chronicles, February 2005
 
 
 
 
 
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