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
White House Garage
Photos November 22/23, 1963