Okay, it can't actually fly, but the Learmousine looks like it's ready to soar off the ground.
Dan Harris of Bend, Oregon began building this beauty in 2005, starting with a custom frame that would support the body of the Learjet. Autoblog describes the extraordinary combination of components that make up this engineering and artistic marvel:
The driver sits in front of an aftermarket four-spoke steering wheel, an instrument cluster from a first-generation Chevrolet Silverado, and four screens that display views from various cameras. Four vertical rows of red toggle switches mounted right above the lone front seat control the lights and the music, among accessories. The rest of the interior is pegged at the unlikely intersection of private jets, limousines, and night clubs. There's everything you'd expect to find in an 18-seater party bus including a 42-inch flat-screen television, a minibar, a 17,000-watt sound system with speakers inside and outside, an infinity floor, plus a lot of neon lights.
Power comes from a mid-mounted, 8.1-liter V8 engine sourced from the Chevrolet parts bin. It spins the rear wheels, but there's no word on what the Learmousine is like to drive. All we know is that it doesn't have to sound like a pickup truck, because the giant speakers embedded in the nacelles can play the sound of a jet engine.
-via Stuff | Photo: Mecum