Most of us were raised on the notion that we could grow up to be President. That’s the idea, anyway. But in reality, the highest office in the land is out of reach for 99 percent of us.
Forget the connections, the experience, the undefinable gravitas and magnetism typically required of a candidate – successful or otherwise; the sheer sum of money required to mount a serious campaign would be so far beyond the vast majority of us that it’s almost laughable. But we can at least pretend… like with this pseudo-presidential Cadillac limousine. And it wouldn’t even cost as much as you might think.
What you’re looking at is a 1999 Cadillac DeVille limousine converted to mimic the one used by the White House and the Secret Service during the Clinton Administration. Part of the extensive Calumet Collection, the faux “Cadillac One” limo features six doors, room for eight (with a reversible middle row of seats), a hidden entertainment center and cocktail bar, flashing “wig wag” headlights, and removable flag masts on the front fenders.
The big Beast comes powered by a 4.6-liter Northstar V8 engine, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. It has just over 65,000 miles on the odometer, and we could hardly imagine a more stately limousine for partying Bill Clinton-style. Okay, maybe not quite at Clintonian levels. But it looks like it’d be fun for a night out on the town with a bunch of your closest friends.
Like what you see? Then the Auburn Auction Park in Indiana will be the place to be between August 30 and September 2, when RM Sotheby’s will sell it off to the highest bidder. It could prove one heck of a bang for your dead presidents, its value estimated between $10,000 and $15,000. With no reserve price listed on the auction, there’s no telling how much it will actually sell for. But it’ll definitely sell, one way or another, however stately (or whatever color) the wining bidder’s house may be.