The Jetway 707

Built by American Quality Coach. Introduced in 1968. Its design was based on the 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado. Some more info from coachbuilt.com:

[American Quality Coach's] first product was an airport limousine - the AQC Jetway 707. It was 28' long with a wheelbase of 185", had 8-doors, seated twelve to fifteen, and featured twin rear axles - the first stretch limousine known to use them. The Jetway 707 featured an unusual vista-cruiser-style raised roof, with integral sky-lights and a completely enclosed cargo area with a hinged rear door.

A complete line of AQC hearses, ambulances, combination cars and limousines were planned, but unfortunately all of their working capital was tied up in the tooling for their first run of airport limos, and when they failed to sell, the firm was forced to abandon the other coaches. A current owner believes that only 52 Jetways were built between 1968-1970, although professional car historian Bernie DeWinter believes that the number is closer to 150.


     Posted By: Alex - Mon May 20, 2019
     Category: Motor Vehicles | Cars | 1960s





Comments
The world needs more stretch station wagons!

Might have sold better if they wood paneled it
Posted by crc on 05/20/19 at 11:51 AM
The Toronado / Cadillac was a good idea for a base to build on. And grafting in the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser style roof would brighten the interior. Put in a 1000 watt sound system and you have one of the best party cars I can think of for the time.
Posted by KDP on 05/20/19 at 04:32 PM









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