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1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Custom Limousine Bubble Top Presidential Limousine by Dietrich

1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Custom Limousine Bubble Top in El 600 de la nostra vida, Documentary

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: US

1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Custom Limousine Bubble Top Presidential Limousine by Dietrich

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vilero ES

2009-12-29 20:33

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Visit of Dwight David "IKE" Eisenhower to Spain on december 21 1959. Ike and Franco on this nice Lincoln Presidential Limousine

From http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/d/dietrich/dietrich.htm

Powered by a 337 cu in Lincoln V8, the 20 feet long car included retractable steps under the rear fenders, red flashers, a rear-mounted spare, and flag holders on the front bumper. When President Eisenhower came into office, he requested that the car be fitted with a removable dome-shaped Plexiglas bubble-top, so he could wave to the crowds in rainy weather. It was nicknamed “ Ike’s Bubble-Top”. JFK used this car during his Inaugural Parade in 1961, and the car was retired later that year and replaced by the famous 1961 Lincoln X-100 limousine. The Truman car remained on the East Coast where it served as a Ford Motor Company's VIP car for a number of years. In 1967 it joined the Lincoln “Sunshine Special” at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan where it can be seen today.

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-- Last edit: 2011-09-28 19:35:35

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