“Limousine” was coined in the early 1700s in Limoges, a town in the Limousin region of France.

The original limousines were horse-drawn carriages reserved for people of privilege who rode inside a luxurious compartment while their carriage driver braved the elements of the outside, wearing heavy coats known as “limousines” to protect them from the wind and rain.

The first stretched limousine on an automobile chassis came in 1928. The vehicles were first produced by the Armbruster Company in Fort Smith, Ark., as a practical way to transport big bands and their equipment.

Today, the stretch limousines can easily seat 20 passengers on an SUV chassis. They are equipped with refrigerators, audiovisual systems, multiple bars, video game consoles, custom woodwork, and laser light shows or fiber optics.

Operators and clients alike are seeking ever-more unique, creative and distinct custom stretches, so as to stand out and be seen in something that gets noticed.

Watch the video above, and find out the amazing stretch cars 😉