You’re the best, right? Of course you are. You’ve been to the best schools, know all the best words, and were bred for success like a goddamn racehorse. I get it. So why would you drive some overpriced shitbox that any jackass can own? You wouldn’t, which is why you need to buy this incredibly rare Trump Gold Edition Cadillac Limousine right freaking now.
We’ve discussed the abortive Trump Limos here before: essentially, now-President, then-real estate mogul Donald Trump suggested in the late 1970s to Cadillac that he’d want at least 50 Trump-branded limos built, with some sources reporting on plans to build hundreds every year.
That didn’t exactly pan out, with Trump backing out of the deal after just two prototypes were built.
According to John Grettenberger, author of Ready, Set, Go! My Life at General Motors, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Opel, and Isuzu:
“The two prototypes were built but when it came down to approving the transaction and placing a purchase order for the fifty limos, nothing happened!
Donald gave all sorts of reasons for a delay, purchased one for “his father,’ but no order for the remaining forty-nine. I’m not even sure what happened to the second prototype.
So much for the Trump limousine!”
I bring this up because this is one of those cases where the person selling a car on Craigslist may not realize that their car is even more rare than they think! Here’s what the Boston Craigslist seller says of their Trump limo:
I have an 1988 Dillinger Coach Works Cadillac Trump the Golden Edition Limousine for sale. Trump took two years in the making of these series of limousines in which include Italian Blue Leather interior complete with a full bar, shredder, safe, phone system and TV. Reasonable offers would be considered. This an unique collectors vehicle taken out on that special occasion. Rare very few were made. Serious inquiries only. We believe that 25 limousines were in production and believed only 7 were produced.
Seven limos may be generous, if the other sources are to be believed, and this may in fact be only one of two known Trump limos extant in the known universe.
Based on the pictures, the trim, the badges, and the level of pre-hosing-down dust, this appears to be the real deal, unless someone decided to make a reproduction, which I suppose is possible? But I’m inclined to believe this Limo is a genuine Trump.
So yeah, if you know you’re the sort of super-important Captain of Industry that deserves to be surrounded by only the finest gold plated A/C vents, if your well-marbled ass can only properly be supported by the finest blue wealthebeest leather, and your business needs can only be served by the most advanced CRT TV, paper shredder, fax, and car-phone that 1988 technology has to offer, then by all means, fish around in your underpants made of the thinnest-cut prosciutto for a measly $36 large and get this car that you deserve.