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The 1961 Lincoln X100 presidential parade car, known as The Kennedy Car, had a variety of tops that allowed the president to ride in complete closed privacy, open visibility with exposure to the elements or completely in the open. The highly modified car was built by Ford's advanced Vehicles group and Hess & Eisenhardt, following specifications and instructions set down by the Secret Service. The car started out as a stock 1961 Lincoln Continental four-door Model 74A convertible. The regular vehicle weighed 2.5 tons and cost around $7,000. This vehicle cost $200,000 to make and weighed more than 7,800 pounds. The navy blue car had flagstaffs on either front fenders, which could be illuminated by remote-control at night. Two flashing lights were recessed into the front bumper, and a siren. This car was the first presidential limo to have complete air-conditioning. There were twin two-way radio/telephones, one each in the passenger and driver's compartments. The car had Firestone bullet resistant tires and, at the rear, were two footstands built into the bumper for Secret Service agents. When used retractable grip handles were attached to the trunk lid. Two more automatically retractable steps for agents were located on either side of the car. Here grab handles were recessed into the body. The actual car is now the property of the Henry Ford Museum.
At 1:24 scale, this model measures about 10-1/4".
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