• Jul 6, 2007
click above image to view a gallery of the Subaru Tribeca stretch limo

Wow... um... just wow. Words don't do this stretch Subaru Tribeca limousine justice. It was reportedly built by Ernie Boch Jr., a powerful Boston area dealer that apparently has a penchant for long limousines. Before this he built a stretch Subaru Forester, which happened to be the catalyst for what you see above.

The story told on the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club forum goes like this. Ernie was in Japan for a meeting with executives at Fuji Heavy Industries, to whom he showed them his stretched Forester and then pitched his plan for an elongated Tribeca. They loved the idea and got the Tribeca's engineers involved, who then shipped plans for stretching the Trib's chassis to engineers at Subaru's plant in Indiana. The limo was then built right on the same assembly line as normal Tribecas. The interior, however, had to be done by a custom coachbuilder.

Apparently both the Forester limo, which we've heard has been sold to another dealer, and the Tribeca limo, are seen frequently around New England. It's a crying shame the updated 2008 model wasn't available at the time, seeing as its new 3.6L boxer six has more ponies and twist available to pull around the limo's extra metal. Of course, when you're in the back of a Tribeca limo, you want to go slow so everybody sees you, right?

[Source: NASIOC via Carscoop]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      By the way, the dealer is Ernie BOCH, Jr. Not Bosch.
      • 7 Years Ago
      All of you haters suck. Would you rather just see another town car? BORING! Even if it is ugly, it keeps my intrest. Does it still have all wheel drive? Same for the Forester? Is the Forester a turbo model or does it just look like one? I haven't seen many turbo limos.
      • 7 Years Ago
      why!!??
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can't believe I bought a car from this idiot. Well, at least I paid below invoice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great, the tribeca went from woof to woooof
      • 7 Years Ago
      sfast

      When it comes to limousines, I would rather see something tasteful. Just what the world does not need, more retarded limos.
      E.P.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey, you can't blame someone for wanting to sit as far away from that front end as possible!
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's plain fugly.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Of course, when you're in the back of a Tribeca limo, you don't have to see the ugly exterior. I thought of that when I test drive a Durango SUV . .
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oops I missed Mark's post.
      • 7 Years Ago

      This "SubieB" sure smells like Ernie Jr. his own self trolling the 'nets, doesn't it?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Sounds like Frogwhistle is a ex-Boch employee who got canned by EBJ himself....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ah, this is the one I saw in front of the Four Seasons in Boston last week. Same license plate too, SNE. I remember wondering at the time who would do that!
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