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1961 Lincoln Presidential Limousine - Kennedy Assassination Car

1961 Lincoln Presidential Limousine - Kennedy Assassination Car
1961 Lincoln Presidential Limousine - Kennedy Assassination Car This is the infamous 61 Lincoln Continental Convertible presidential limousine in which President John F. Kennedy was riding in Dallas on November 22, 1963. It is part of a powerful image burned into the memory of many Americans. Even if you are too young to remember when Kennedy was assassinated, you have probably seen pictures of this car when it was a blue convertible in the bright Dallas sun. That event totally reversed the trend towards visibility that had guided presidential car designers since World War II. In 1964 the car underwent a major reconstruction including a new engine, titanium armoring, five-layer multiplate bullet-proof glass, new communications system, a complete retrimming of the rear compartment, and a permanent "greenhouse" top. This Presidential Limousine has been used by five American presidents - John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and Jimmy E. Carter. The custom coachwork on the original car was done by Hess and Eisenhardt Company. Specifications: Engine: V-8, OHV Horsepower: 350 Displacement: 430 cid Weight: 9,800 lbs Photos by Douglas Wilkinson Photographed at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
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1962 Lincoln Presidential Limousine

1962 Lincoln Presidential Limousine
1962 Lincoln Presidential Limousine This 1962 Lincoln Continental Limousine was equipped with a "bubble top" that allowed the occupants to be seen while keeping them safe from bodily harm and protecting them from bad weather. Delivered new to the White House, it was used by President and Mrs. Kennedy and numerous other dignitaries and heads of state including Pope Paul IV, President Lyndon B. Johnson, and Ferdinand Marcos, the President of the Philippines. This car was the second Lincoln acquired by the White House during the Kennedy administration. Engineered and built by Hess & Eisenhardt, it was equipped with flag mounts on the front fenders, dual air conditioning systems, a radiotelephone for rear seat passengers, and specially directed interior lights that enabled the car's occupants to be seen at night. The Lincoln has traveled fewer than 16,000 miles since new and remains in entirely original condition. This car is part of the John O'Quinn Car Collection. Photos by Douglas Wilkinson. Location: The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.
by Douglas

1955 Cadillac Viewmaster Station Wagon by Hess-Eisenhardt

1955 Cadillac Viewmaster Station Wagon by Hess-Eisenhardt
1955 Cadillac Viewmaster Station Wagon by Hess-Eisenhardt Photographed at the Swap Meet & Car Show in Springfield, Ohio, May 29, 2005. Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson Keywords: chevrolet chev pictures photos vintage classic
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