Presidential Limousine SS100X

1961 Lincoln Continental Four-door convertible limousine, VIN # 1Y86H405950 JFK was riding in when he was assassinated. Quite possibly the most famous and controversial automobile in modern history. The car was custom built by Hess & Eisenhardt and was known as the X-100.

At the time of the assassination, the car was painted dark blue and had a 1962 grille. It was later returned to H and E for extensive modifications, including armor plating, and the custom fitted front bumper cone lights were removed and replaced with simple chrome bumper plugs, and the limo was repainted black at the request of President Johnson. The limousine is now at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan

Crown Imperial Ghia1960 Limousine was placed in White House service for Mrs. Kennedy to use around town, and she did on a frequent basis. That car was serial number 16 and reportedly had a blue broadcloth interior and a conventional six-window Ghia. Was to be used to carry dignitaries the in JFK's funeral, however, most all of them walked the route and it is believed the Ghia (and the Cad F75) were empty.

There was also a Lincoln convertible that was on loan from Ford to the White House for Mrs. Kennedy to drive herself around in. It is now at the Imperial Palace antique auto display in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Information from Jeff Stork and the Imperial Car Organization.

White House Garage Photos November 22/23, 1963


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 President Kennedy's 1961 Lincoln Continental Limousine
by armored coachbuilder Hess & Eisenhardt


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JFK with King Hassan II of Morocco
Leaving WH
Washington motorcade
June 1961
June 1961
 The Dallas Motorcade
Love Field, Dallas

The motorcade in Dallas

Agent Hill leaps on
the limo

Agent Hill on rear of
limo during motorcade.

Nix Film photo


2. Debris


Zapruder Film photo
The Windshield and other photos

Altgens photo showing windshield crack

CE351 Windshield
cropped 1

CE351 Windshield cropped 2

CE351 Packaged
Windshield crack closeup
Limo with bubble top pieces
Damaged Review mirror
CE49Z dent in metal trim

Warren Commision Schematic

Raised seats
Rear seat raised.


Altgens cropped/bright

Altgens cropped

Fort Worth
Houston, Texas
Cecil Stoughton

Parkland Hospital

Dillard crop/Parkland Hospital

Parkland Hospital

Parkland Hospital
The "Other" Limo Built for Jackie 
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*CREDIT LINE:Tom C. Dillard Collection, The Dallas Morning News/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

 The Limousine at the White House 11-23-63
Secret Service Photos
backseat2 backseat3

White House Garage Photos ordered by JFK Lancer from NARA. Please do not copy.

 The Limousine at the White House 11-23-63
FBI Photos

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