AUTOS: Harem on Wheels

Saudi Arabia's polygamous old King Ibn Saud takes good care of his wives, both past & present. Last week a Cincinnati hearse manufacturer showed off a new $250,000 present the King is buying for his four present and some 120 former wives—20 new Cadillacs with custom-built bodies to make them desertproof and peekproof. The King will use them to carry his wives between the twin capitals of Riyadh and Mecca. Each car has six doors, accommodates six wives (plus chauffeur and attendant), has electric fans, special windows so the women can see out but no one can see in. For...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!