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But apparently, the Secret Service decided that it was faster and more economical to recycle JFK’s old Lincoln than it was to order the building of a new Presidential parade limousine. When three shots rang out at Dealey Plaza, Kennedy and all of the passengers in the limousine were completely exposed. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There were protesters too — hundreds of them — expressing discontent about America and Australia’s involvement in the war in Vietnam. President, you can’t say Dallas doesn’t love you.

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Updated June 08, JFK and Jackie Kennedy jfis in the limousine on the day he was shot. Screams, yelling and the sounds of a V8 engine echo the surrounding area. Johnson joined a visiting head of state, Philippines President Diosdad Macapagal, in a minute noontime parade through downtown Washington.

Would a bubble-top have saved Kennedy? More answers from the strange story of JFK’s Lincoln limo

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Write to Editor jfkfacts. In Sydney, the crowd greeting Jfkd was estimated at around a million people and, at one stage during the president’s drive through the city, streamers clogged the limousine’s front grill causing the air-conditioning to shut down.

A hydraulically -lifted rear seat was fitted. The president was shot and every seconds counts as the Presidential motorcade roars into Parkland Memorial Hospital.

In Mosman, Sydney infederal opposition leader Arthur Calwell was sitting in his Commonwealth car when a would-be assassin approached. The car’s body was armored with titanium, where there had been no armoring before, and the new roof was nonremovable. The vehicle — codenamed the SSX by the US Secret Service — came with added extras such as telephones, a retractable roof, flashing lights, standing platforms for security agents and — questionably, in hindsight — a hydraulic lift that raised the president’s seat so that he could be more easily seen.

February 5, at 2: The panels could stack into into the trunk of the car. I jjfks imagine he didn’t know it was not bulletproof. Our up-to-the-minute scoreboard will keep you posted on the latest score.


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Barack Obama’s modern limo, called “the Beast,” is a mix of car, truck and tank. Each year on the anniversary of the assassination.

The ventilation system filled the trunk and was capable of producing three cubic tons of conditioned air, which was “sufficient for an average house. Retrieved January 2, On that fateful day in Dallas, those jump seats were occupied by Texas Gov. Secret Service code name for the presidential lkmo originally used by the 35th President of the United States, John F.

Motorcycle policeman Stavis Ellis said you could fit a pencil through that hole. Emperor Franz Josef had it placed in the Museum of Military History where it has remained ever since, notwithstanding a legal dispute about its ownership.