Captian Nemo's Replica Car From The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is For Sale
For sale is a Replica of Capitan Nemo's Car from the movie, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. This is not the actual car, it is a replica. See More on Ebay.
Dubbed “The Spirit of Nemo, “ this car is a collection of many known styles, and references many body lines and features found on different cars from throughout automotive history. Titled and registered as a 1979 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine, Nemo began it's life as 2 Cadillac limousines and a burning desire by the creator to build a massive six-wheeled roadster that would stand out in anyone's collection of automobiles or art. “The Spirit of Nemo” is all hand fabricated and is fully inspected , titled, and street legal in all 50 states in the U.S. Being titled as 1979 avoids emission and inspection hassles as well as allowing the new owner to use antique automotive custom license plates.
“ The Spirit of Nemo” is built on a Carbon Fiber and Fiberglass body reinforced by heavy steel webbing and bracing, as well as aluminum. This automobile is in no way a “kit car”. It is an all handmade rolling work of art of elegance and old world appeal. The doors are all steel while the dash and other parts are aluminum. Nemo is powered by a freshly rebuilt 425 Cadillac Big Block with a turbo 400 automatic transmission, two piece drive-shaft, and 12 bolt GM rear end. All four front wheels steer easily and in unison with no tracking problems. Tires are a massive 31.5 x 10.5 x 15. Nemo is painted PPG Royal Pepper White. Outside handles are aesthetic only, doors are opened by reaching over and lifting the inside handles which open very easily. The steering wheel is Solid stainless with a NASCAR quick release hub. All eight headlights are functional though the outer lamps must be removed via a quick disconnect for loading and street legal driving as they make Nemo too wide to be transported or driven legally without a permit. The lamps may be re-attached in 30 seconds each once you arrive at your destination. Nemo has an on-board air compressor that operates the rear air shocks. The car has an in-line hydraulic line emergency brake lock to insure it does not roll away. Nemo does not have a top so it can project the beauty and artwork of this roadster's handmade interior and dash.
The massive costs of building such a complicated project include the 120 plus pieces of sculpted art that adorn the body. The handmade artwork represents a combination of styles of the Victorian, Tuscan, and Florentine eras of Old Europe. They are Cast of military grade urethane and are cold-cast plated in pure pewter and aluminum and hand buffed to an antique shine. Separate silicone molds had to be created after every piece of art was sculpted in plasticine clay by the artist, to cast a part that would be impact and weather resistant. There is a huge amount of parts that had to be custom machined and produced for this car. There is close to 6,500 man hours total in “The Spirit of Nemo” and all of its artwork. Very few parts to this car could be used as purchased without making modifications to them or having to be pain-strikingly produced by hand.
The “Spirit of Nemo”'s dimensions are 24' in length and 102” wide. Estimated weight is six thousand pounds. Included with the sale of this car is a custom modified goose-neck trailer. The trailer tilts with hydraulic 12V power to provide a safe and constant angle to load such a long and low automobile. This car will not fit on nearly any standard trailer due to its length , width and ground clearance: as well as the rather fragile nature of all of its artwork. Tie-down hooks are built into the underside of the car to match the tie down locations built into the trailer. Specially built ramp extensions and custom tie downs are also included. The 32' triple axle goose-neck trailer is also equipped with a 10,000lb winch and hydraulic landing gear. It is fitted and accepts a 2 5/16” goose-neck ball. The Spirit of Nemo was built for its art and aesthetic beauty. Although fully capable of safe driving, it is in no way intended to be a street rod, hot rod, or dragster . It is built mainly for parades , car shows, display, and lower speed outings.
The new owner will receive copies of all of the pictures during construction, and a 3 page “Owner's Manual “ of sorts, just to explain where things are located, and any “DO's” or “Don'ts” in reference to fuse panel location, tie-down points, and things of such nature.