The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Carol Spier, production designer for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, designed it. It took 6500 working hours at Ken Freeman to build the Spirit of Nemo from 2 limousines Cadillac Fleetwood. A special chassis was designed with steel beams from a Land Rover Fire Tender to be able to respect the strain constraints of a convertible (without roof). The hood (from 3 meter) and various other structural areas are reinforced with carbon fiber or kevlar. A hydraulic system allows to raise or lower the body at will. All the ornaments were molded on sculptures made by Ken Freeman, the front is adorned by the Hindu god Ganesha. Its interior is in imitation leather. It measures 7,31 meter, the width of a truck, weighs 2,7 tons but it is powered by a big V8 Rover from 6,9 liters. Contrary to what one might think for a cinema vehicle, she behaves very well.
Ken Freeman builds customs in his body shop in West End North Carolina.
It went on sale on eBay in 2016 and purchased by Stephen Lane the founder of Prop Store, then he auctioned it off 2017 after enjoying it a little.
She has a hard top during the film, that we don't see again afterwards
Spirit of Nemo