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Ford Lincoln

The Lincoln automobile quickly found favour with US presidents as their “motor” of choice, the earliest being a Lincoln Limousine being used by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924.

In 1939 the company manufactured the V12 Sunshine Special as a purpose built Presidential vehicle, it being used throughout President Frankin D, Roosevelt’s tenure, then remaining in use until 1950.

The Sunshine was replaced by the “Bubble Top”, it being used by Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and on one occasion Johnson, until it was retired in 1965.

Tragically President Kennedy would choose a Continental convertible for his parade through the streets of Dallas, that particular vehicle being used from 1961 to 1977 – although extensive alterations were made following the incident, including the fitment of armour plating.

A 1969 Lincoln was used by Nixon and a 1972 Lincoln used by Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan and Bush. Cadillac has subsequently supplied the Presidential limousines in 1983, 1993, 2001, and 2004.

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