Two limousines used to transport President John F. Kennedy will be sold in a few days at a John F. Kennedy-themed auction in Boston.
The white 1963 Lincoln Continental (pictured here) was the car used to transport the President and the first lady, along with Texas Gov. John Connally, from a breakfast speech at the Hotel Texas ballroom in Fort Worth to Carsell Air Force Base, where they took their final flight to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, where he was assassinated. The car has been fully restored with body and paint work as well as a new engine, while the red leather interior is in its original condition.
A black 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V from President Kennedy's Washington, D.C., motor pool will also be auctioned at the Boston event on Oct. 24. The body of this vehicle has been restored, while the interior remains in its original condition. The four-door limo is bulletproof and features a divider window, passenger air controls and a two-way telephone in the rear seat -- a rarity at the time.
Amherst, N.H.-based RR Auction is holding the Camelot: Fifty Years After Dallas event, which will feature nearly 300 museum-quality pieces associated with the president. Significant artifacts include a pair of emblem-adorned rotary phones from the presidential suite at the Hotel Texas and the controversial sixth floor window from the Texas School Book Depository, in addition to the two cars. This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's death.
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