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Originally a 1961 Lincoln Continental, this beauty was renamed X-100 when it was outfitted to become President Kennedy’s car. It was in this Lincoln that Kennedy would fall victim to an assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963.


You’d think the government would retire such a vehicle, but it was already a pricey car and, after a ton of work including adding a bullet-proof top, re-armoring of rear passenger compartment and painting Kennedy’s trademark blue limo black, the limo was put back into service. It ferried Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Carter at different points in their presidency. It was finally retired in 1977 and is now on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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For years, a rumor circulated that this car had been crushed. Not sure how that story started, no it wasn’t me.