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
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
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.