1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine Used by John F. Kennedy

Summary

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in this car on November 22, 1963. The midnight blue, un-armored convertible was rebuilt with a permanent roof, titanium armor plating, and more somber black paint. The limousine returned to the White House and remained in service until 1977. The modified car shows the fundamental ways in which presidential security changed after Kennedy's death.

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in this car on November 22, 1963. The midnight blue, un-armored convertible was rebuilt with a permanent roof, titanium armor plating, and more somber black paint. The limousine returned to the White House and remained in service until 1977. The modified car shows the fundamental ways in which presidential security changed after Kennedy's death.

Material

Armor plates
Bullet-resistant glass
Glass (Material)
Leather
Plastic (Organic material)
Steel

Technique

Customizing

Color

Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 5.083 ft

Width: 6.667 ft  (80" add 12" for steps)

Length: 21 ft

Wheelbase: 156 in

Weight: 9800 lbs  (orig. wgt. 5157 lbs.)

Inscriptions

Front license plate: 1776 BICENTENNIAL 1976/227-100/WASHINGTON D.C. Serial number: 1Y86H405950

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