1950 Lincoln Presidential Limousine Used by Dwight D. Eisenhower

Summary

This massive convertible Lincoln was built for President Harry S Truman in 1950, but it is most associated with Truman's successor Dwight D. Eisenhower, who used the car from 1952 until 1960. Eisenhower added the distinctive plastic "bubble top." Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson also used this car as a spare until its retirement in 1967.

This massive convertible Lincoln was built for President Harry S Truman in 1950, but it is most associated with Truman's successor Dwight D. Eisenhower, who used the car from 1952 until 1960. Eisenhower added the distinctive plastic "bubble top." Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson also used this car as a spare until its retirement in 1967.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1950

Subject Date

1950-1967

Creators

Dietrich, Raymond H., 1893?-1980 

Ford Motor Company. Lincoln-Mercury Division 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

United States, Michigan, Grand Rapids 

Creator Notes

Assembled by the Ford Motor Company in Detroit; special body work done by Raymond Dietrich, Dietrich Creative Industries, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Presidential Vehicles
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Presidential Vehicles

Object ID

67.74.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company, Lincoln-Mercury Division.

Material

Metal
Plexiglas (TM)
Chromium
Leather
Glass (Material)
Rubber (Material)

Technique

Customizing

Color

Black (Color)
Red

Dimensions

Height: 5.42 ft

Width: 6.67 ft

Length: 21.833 ft

Weight: 6500 lbs

Inscriptions

License plate: #US-1

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