Government Fleet Top News

JFK's Limo Remained In Service After Assassination

November 22, 2013

Photo via Flickr/Jerry Huddleston.
Photo via Flickr/Jerry Huddleston.

President John F. Kennedy's midnight blue Lincoln Continental limousine remained in the Presidential motorcade for another 13 years, after his assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

The 1961 model-year vehicle is now housed at The Hentry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., reports the New York Daily News.

Following the assassination, President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered it repainted black. Due to economics, the vehicle couldn't be taken out of service, so it was rebuilt. It was returned to the firm of Hess & Eisenhardt.

A bulletproof and non-removable roof was added and titanium plating was installed in the trunk. A steel floor was added that could wihstand grenades. A new and more powerful engine was added.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Has anyone played with the idea of leasing vehicles' vs. purchasing. And are there any benefits to it. I know Enterprise offers a...

View Topic

Good afternoon all. We have been looking at trying a fuel additive developed by a company called DPF Remedy. The benefits are supposed...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1025 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2002 Vehicle Inventory and Use survey, a “light” truck classification refers to a vehicle with an average weight of less than 10,000 pounds.

Read more