How LBJ seized the reins amid Kennedy assassination chaos in Dallas; was VP a target, too?
Kennedys Lincoln limousine served long after his assassination in Dallas President John F. Kennedys midnight blue Lincoln limousine will forever be linked to the terrible events that unfolded in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963. Fifty years later, many people are stunned to learn the Lincoln not only still exists, but that it served for another 13 years in the Presidential motorcade. By Nick Kurczewski / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, November 21, 2013, 12:01 AM <br>visit http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/jfk-lincoln-limo-served-long-fateful-day-dallas-article-1.1523429
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Autos Print After the election of John F. Kennedy, the U.S. Secret Service ordered a new presidential limousine to replace the 10-year-old Lincoln Cosmopolitan used previously. The 1961 blue Lincoln Continental was reworked by Hess & Eisenhart of Cincinnati into a stretched body, complete with optional Plexiglas "bubble" for cover in bad weather, a contraption Kennedy disliked. The renovations cost $200,000, but Ford leased the car, codenamed X-100 to the Secret Service for $500 a year. After Kennedy's assassination on this date in 1963, the car was renovated by the Secret Service again with full armor, a more powerful engine and other safety upgrades, and used by presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Carter until 1977. It resides in The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Mich., where it's one of the most popular attractions. Pagination <br>visit http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/november-22-jfk-lincoln-limousine-becomes-crime-scene-145507356.html
November 22: JFK?s Lincoln limousine becomes a crime scene on this date in 1963