SIX FUN FACTS ABOUT LIMOUSINES

FACT 1

The first automobile limousine was built in 1902 and it was this 1908 Studebaker.

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FACT 2

As you know, a limousine is a vehicle in which the driver is in a separate compartment from the people being driven. But did you know that “limousine” is a toponym, meaning it’s a word derived from the name of a place, in this case Limousin, a region in France?

FACT 3

The compartments of the first automobile limousine physically resembled the hoods the shepherds in Limousin used to wear.

FACT 4

The first stretch limousine had its origins in the south — in Arkansas, to be exact. It was built in 1928.

FACT 5

Stretch limousines were famous for driving big bands, like Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller, and were often referred to as “big band buses.”

FACT 6

The President of the United States travels in an armored, custom-built limousine known as “The Beast.”

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