Kennedy Presidental Limo

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Ford Company assembled the car at its Lincoln in Wixom, Michigan in January Hess Eisenhardt of Cincinnati, was responsible for customizing the car to function as a parade limousine, literally it in half, reinforcing it, extending it 3 in length, and making numerous modifications.

Ford Motor and Hess Eisenhardt collaborated on and styling. It debuted at the White in June 1961. The car remained the of the Ford Motor Company, leased it to the Secret Service for the price of $500 per year.

What did the car cost to build?

The as equipped at the Lincoln plant, have retailed for $7,347. built, the car cost nearly according to Randy Mason Saga of the ‘X-100′).

What were some of the special features?

Special on the 1961 limousine included:

steel and transparent plastic panels

Hydraulic rear that could be raised to elevate the president

Massive and air conditioning system with blowers and 2 control panels

blue broadcloth lap robes gray plush lining and presidential seals in special pockets

Four retractable steps for Service agents

Two steps on bumper for additional agents

red lights, siren

Blue rug in rear

Indicator lights door was ajar or steps out

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Two two spotlights

Auxiliary jump for extra passengers

Two radio telephones


In 1963 the car’s grille was by one from a 1962 model and wheel covers like of the 1957 Lincoln Premiere added. Trunk lid grab for Secret Service agents affixed as well.

What to the car after President Kennedy’s

The X-100 was impounded for evidence in the following the assassination on November 22, Soon after plans made to modify the car in Cincinnati, and then return it to Washington

What was Project D-2 or the Quick

Following the assassination of President a committee was formed (originally of thirty people) of six people the Secret Service, Army Research Center, Hess and Pittsburgh Plate Glass The White House approved a for a revamp of the X-100 around 12, 1963. Work was completed May 1, and extensive testing was performed in Ohio and Dearborn, Michigan the car was delivered to the White House in

Costs have been to exceed $500,000 and were by Ford Motor Company, Ford suppliers and the federal

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