The Kennedy limousine, a modified Lincoln Continental, had virtually no safety features. Kennedy waved from on a sunny day in Dallas, Nov. Later it was extensively damaged, and whether it was repaired, rebodied or scrapped is a mystery. The car’s body was armored with titanium, where there had been no armoring before, and the new roof was nonremovable. Kennedy was later assassinated in. Retrieved November 23, Kennedy assassination Lincoln Ford s.

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Assassination of John F.

The car was as glamorous and camera-ready as he was. They simply didn’t have the time to build a new car. Two years later, it was revised one more time; its right-rear door was tweaked to permit a roll-down window.

Would a bubble-top have saved Kennedy? More answers from the strange story of JFK’s Lincoln limo

Updated June 08, An open car, the Lincoln was equipped with an assortment of tops, including a snap-together bubble top, a black cover for the bubble, a formal rear top and a stainless steel forward section none of which were bulletproof.

X that John F. On that fateful day in Dallas, those jump seats were occupied by Texas Gov. A jfms on sources In reporting this story, Christopher Wynn consulted several published jfjs and other materials, including: Here are some of the features of both: In contrast, the open-top car that President John F. Although reports surfaced of a possible assassination attempt on the President when he arrives in Dallas, Texas Finally, the rear compartment was refurbished, to eliminate any damage from JFK’s killing.

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You may have assumed that the Presidential limosine that carried President Kennedy through Dallas on November 22, was taken out of service after the assassination It would have been well down his list of priorities given the recent events, but the new president found himself without an official limousine — certainly without one that met appropriate security standards given the events in Dallas.

Paint bombs are thrown at Lyndon B Johnson’s limousine.

What happened to JFK’s limo

This June photo shows President. In Lmio, the crowd greeting Johnson was estimated at around a million people and, at one stage during the president’s drive through the city, streamers clogged the limousine’s front grill causing the air-conditioning to shut down.

The revised car had been repainted the same shade of Presidential Blue Metallic. Secret Service agents pose on retractable stands on President John F. Wikimedia Ifks has media related to SSX presidential limousine. Moments before the first gunshot rang out in Dealey Plaza, the limousine made the sharp left turn onto Elm Street.

Senator from Jcks — U. Solid aluminium rims were also fitted inside the tires to make them flat-proof. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Texas Gov. The panels could stack into into the trunk of the car.

Following Kennedy’s assassination, the car received significant armor plating and a bullet-proof hardtop and its navy blue exterior was painted black.

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Rare photos of JFK’s limousine – JFK Facts

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No doubt it’s been repainted many times sincebut it’s tempting to think that somewhere under the gloss, some of the handiwork of the Ford workers at Broady might still be there.

The midday sun illuminated the limousine – a calculated effect, thanks to the silver metal flakes mixed into the car’s Presidential Blue Metallic paint, jvks to gleam under bright lights. There were other witness reports of this at Parkland before the Secret Service moved the vehicle away from prying eyes.