Presidential Lincoln Continental to Be Sold at Auction

John F. Kennedy was traveling in this convertible a few hours before his death.

The white 1963 Lincoln Continental is put up for sale on the American Bonhams auction. This car was used to transport the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline a few hours before his death.

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This snow-white Lincoln Continental was served to John F. Kennedy and his wife during a visit to Fort Worth on November 21, 1963. The next day, the couple was taken in this car to the US Air Force base in Carswell, from where the 35th President went on a fateful trip to Dallas. Thus, the convertible put up for auction is the last car from which Kennedy came out alive.

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Despite its rich history, the 47-year-old Lincoln is in excellent condition. According to the seller, the car has been completely restored. However, you will not be able to move around in the “posthumous” convertible. The presidential Continental is intended exclusively for collectible storage without the right to drive on public roads.

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The 1963 Lincoln Continental is equipped a 7.6-liter 345-hp petrol V8. The unit is paired with a three-speed automatic transmission. Its interior, seats, steering wheel, door inserts and dashboard are finished with red leather.

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The auction house experts estimated the model at $500,000.

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