1972 Presidential Limousine, Styling, Exterior, circa 1970

Summary

In 1970, the Secret Service commissioned Ford Motor Company to build a replacement for the 1961 Lincoln Continental presidential parade limousine. Ford based the new car on the 1972 Lincoln Continental sedan, but expanded the length and height for a roomier interior. Unlike standard Lincolns, the rear doors were hinged at the back. Large, bullet-resistant windows provided good visibility for the president.

In 1970, the Secret Service commissioned Ford Motor Company to build a replacement for the 1961 Lincoln Continental presidential parade limousine. Ford based the new car on the 1972 Lincoln Continental sedan, but expanded the length and height for a roomier interior. Unlike standard Lincolns, the rear doors were hinged at the back. Large, bullet-resistant windows provided good visibility for the president.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1970

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2016.0.5.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 8.000 in

Width: 10.000 in

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