Newport Convertible engineering was first US coach builder which designed, engineered and distributed Lincoln Town Car Convertible.
Newport Convertible engineering was first US coach builder which designed, engineered and distributed Lincoln Limo Convertible.
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.
Motorcades, including Dallas and evidence.