1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible - John F. KennedyThis 1963 Lincoln was presented to President Kennedy for his private use and was one of three Lincolns furnished to the President shortly after his inauguration by J.J. Saunders, administratvie manager of the Ford Motor Company in Natic, Massachusetts. The cars, delivered in the fall of 1962, were to be used not for presidential touring, but for JFK and his staff when he visited in Hyannisport.
The two snapshots shown here show the dashing young president at its wheel on seperate occasions ferrying Jackie, John Jr., Caroline, and other family members around. Such was JFK's love of the car and for living recklessly, that he would jump in it whenever he got the chance and drive off in a cloud of dust and, on at least one occasion, leaving behind the Secret Service who actually lost contact with him.
This car is now owned by the William J. Clinton Foundation.