In just a few days, England’s Prince William will be tying the knot in a wedding ceremony that’s likely to be the premiere social event of the year. William’s bride, Kate Middleton, will be chauffeured to the wedding in a 1977 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI, and the royal guests will be carted around in Jaguars. Those of us who aren’t royalty might have to make do with something a bit less luxurious for our nuptials, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with the usual stretch Lincolns or Cadillacs. Quite a few unique limos can be found for sale on AutoTrader.com and AutoTraderClassics.com.
1995 Volvo 960 Limo
A Volvo limousine? While the Swedes may not be known for their limos, this stretched 1995 Volvo 960 proves that even typically minimalist Scandinavians sometimes like to ride in chauffeur-driven style. Offered for sale by Chicago-area pre-owned specialist Premier Auto Haus, this rear-drive Volvo limo came stretched from the factory and includes a rear-facing bench and seating for eight. While it’s clocked a lofty 175,000 miles, it features the regular 960’s 2.9-liter six-cylinder, good for a long lifetime – but only 181 horsepower. While that may make the 960 limo seem a bit slow off the line, it’s still an interesting proposition – especially at just $8,999.
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limo
When the PT Cruiser first debuted, it drew many excited fans, eventually spawning a high-performance model, a convertible, and even a faux “woodie.” But this PT Cruiser Limo is a totally aftermarket conversion – and, surprisingly, not the only one around. Offered for sale in southern California, this bright red PT Cruiser limo includes a mini-bar, roof-mounted TV screen s, and leather seating for up to six rear passengers. Better yet, the $15,000 asking price for the ‘Cruiser limo includes not just the car, but also its current owner’s existing client base. With just 74,000 miles on it, we suspect this PT might have some life left in it, meaning a lucky buyer could get a neat deal on a head-turning car.
2006 Hummer H2 Limo
For most city-dwellers, a Hummer limo isn’t an uncommon sight, especially during prom season. But this particular Hummer H2 limo isn’t your typical high-school ride: instead, it carted around the Oakland Raiders. Offered for sale by Exotic Limousine in West Sacramento, California, this H2 limo was designed by well-known high-end customizers Krystal Koach specifically for the professional football team. It features chrome accents, seating for 20, and a dizzying array of TVs, DVD players, minibars with granite countertops, strobe lights, and even private “VIP seating” in the back, away from the rest of the action. And while $140,000 was spent getting this H2 in shape for the Raiders, it can be yours for just $73,500.
1962 Bentley S2 Limo
If your wedding is a bit further on the horizon – and you’ve got some spare time to take on a project – you may want to consider this 1962 Bentley limo. Offered for sale in rural Gray Court, South Carolina, this classic limo has clearly seen better days. Saddled with extensive damage both inside and out – and almost certainly in non-running condition – this Bentley does have some serious potential, both for a beautiful outcome and plenty of headaches along the way. It may be fit for a junkyard, but it can be yours for $3,000 – and if you’ve got the parts to fix it, this half-century-old Brit may be worth its nominal asking price.
1955 Cadillac Series 62 Hearse/Limo
This one’s a bit eerie. After rolling off the line more than 50 years ago, this Cadillac limo began life as a hearse before being converted into a well appointed and luxurious limo – complete with flames down the side and a vanity plate reading “dust to dust.” It may not be the perfect wedding car, but for a negotiable $75,000, this limo would certainly give you a good story to tell, from the velvety red upholstery to the built-in minibar and pillar-mounted lamps to the tinted privacy glass and curtains. The modern touches are also there, with a drop-down TV/DVD player available to rear passengers at the press of the button. Just try not to think about what else has been back there.