Photograph of Design Drawing for President John F. Kennedy's 1961 Lincoln Continental Limousine

Summary

This 1961 limousine--dubbed X-100 by United States Secret Service agents--was designed and custom-built as a presidential parade car. An assassin shot John F. Kennedy in the Lincoln Continental in November 1963. The un-armored, open convertible had failed to protect President Kennedy and was radically modified. A revamped X-100 remained in the White House fleet until 1977.

This 1961 limousine--dubbed X-100 by United States Secret Service agents--was designed and custom-built as a presidential parade car. An assassin shot John F. Kennedy in the Lincoln Continental in November 1963. The un-armored, open convertible had failed to protect President Kennedy and was radically modified. A revamped X-100 remained in the White House fleet until 1977.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

21 February 1961

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2011.241.14.32

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Edward L. Gies in Memory of Morgan L. Gies.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.563 in

Width: 10.938 in

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