Presidential Limousine Made by Lincoln
Lincoln has a long and distinguished history of providing limousines
for the President of the United States and other dignitaries.
The 1939 Lincoln K model convertible called the "Sunshine
Special" used by Franklin D. Roosevelt and was the first car
specially built for Presidential use. It remained in use until 1950.
A 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan called the "Bubble Top" was
used by President Dwight Eisenhower, President John Kennedy and
once by President Johnson. It was retired in 1965. A 1961 Lincoln
Continental convertible was used by President John F. Kennedy. President
Richard Nixon had a 1969 Lincoln as his Presidential Limosine and
by Nixon and Presidents Gerald Ford, President Jimmy Carter, President
Ronald Reagan and President George Bush all used a 1972 Lincoln.
The last Lincoln Presidential Limousine was a 1989 Lincoln and was
used by President Ronald Reagan and President George Bush.
One misnomer is that the President of the United States has only
one limousine. In fact there are always several, and usually from
President Roosevelts 1939 Lincoln K Model
Nicknamed the "Sunshine Special", the first limousine
Ford leased to U.S. Government, was also used by President Harry
1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan was used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower
"The Presidential Continental"
Used by President John F. Kennedy. This 1961 Lincoln Continental
Limousine is the
car Kennedy was assassinated in. This historic automobile is currently
on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
Lyndon B. Johnson Limousine
A a bubble top and extra armor was added to this 1961 Lincoln Continental
Limousine after the assassination of President Kennedy. This 1961
Lincoln was in service for President Kennedy, President Lyndon Johnson,
President Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford and President Jimmy
Carter. It is the same automobile that President Kennedy was assinated
in, after extensive alterations were made to add armor and a bulletproof
President Nixons 1969 Lincoln Continental Limousine
1972 Lincoln Continental Limousine
After President Richard M. Nixon took office in 1969, Lincoln replaced1969
Lincoln Continental with a custom 1972 Lincoln Continental. This
car remained in Presidential service for more than a decade, including
the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. This car was
used by President Gerald Ford, President Jimmy Carter and President
The 1989 Lincoln Presidential Limousine. Used by President Ronald
Reagan and President George Bush.