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Presidential Cars at the Henry Ford Museum - Dearborn, MI

The 1902 Brougham is the oldest vehicle in the collection and was used by Theodore Roosevelt. It was in service from 1902 to 1928. After Roosevelt, it was donated to the White House housekeeping department and was used to make grocery runs and to run other errands.


The 1939 Lincoln was used by Franklin D. Roosevelt, and was known as the Sunshine Special. It was the first car built specifically for presidential use. The vehicle got its nickname because Roosevelt enjoyed driving it with the top down. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the car was fitted with armor and bullet-resistant tires and gas tank. It was in service until 1950 and was also used by Harry S. Truman.


The 1950 Lincoln Limo was used by Dwight D. Eisenhower.


The 1961 Lincoln Continental was the vehicle that President Kennedy was assassinated in. Did you know that President’s Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Carter continued using that car?


The 1972 Lincoln Continental Limo was used by Ronald Reagan.

Located at: 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124

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