Assassination of John F. Kennedy – The tragic presidential limousine is being exhibited in Dearborn

The limousine was riding in when he was assassinated on November 22, 1963 is one of many pieces of history with a sad backstory. Even with its history, the car, a 1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine, was repaired and put back into presidential use until 1977.

John F. Kennedy Was Riding In This Car When He Was Shot In 1963 / Image source

Following Kennedy’s assassination, the car received significant armor plating and a bullet-proof hardtop and its navy blue exterior was painted black. It resumed its role as a presidential limousine for President Lyndon B. Johnson until 1967 and later remained in service until 1978, when it was sent to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

SS-100-X (U.S. Secret Service code name for the presidential limousine) was originally a standard 1961 Lincoln Continental four door convertible built by the Ford Motor Company and assembled at the Wixom, Michigan plant.

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