Lincoln has become known as the car of presidents. For decades, news photos of presidential motorcades showed the nations leader entering or emerging from a flag-draped Lincoln, winning prestige and valuable publicity for Ford Motor Co.s premium brand.
Also burned on the publics memory is a grim image: a blood-spattered President John Kennedy, fatally wounded by an assassin, collapsing into the back seat of his open-topped limousine in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.
|President Hary Truman used a Lincoln Cosmopolitan for his presidential travels.|
|President Dwight Eisenhower waves to spectators from his Lincoln parade car.|
|Pope Paul VI used a Lincoln during a U.S. visit.|
|President John Kennedy in a Lincoln Continental. Since his assassination, no president has used an open-top limousine.|