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JFK Assassination 53 Years Ago- CBS NewsPage Lookback

Limo that JFK was riding in when he was assassinated went on to serve three other presidents

The image of a smiling and waving John F Kennedy in his presidential limousine moments before he was assassinated is burned into the national consciousness.  We all know the outcome of that tragedy, but one of the key pieces of evidence from the day - the Lincoln limousine - went on to serve four more presidents before it was finally retired in 1977.    The car draws crowds at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, where it ended its long journey. 

Historic artifact: The Kennedy Presidential limo is now drawing crowds at the Henry Ford Museum

Historic artifact: The Kennedy Presidential limo is now drawing crowds at the Henry Ford Museum

 

When President John F Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, he was riding in a motorcade through Dallas in the 1961 Lincoln Continental four-door convertible.

Completely open at the top, the car, code-named X-100, had no armor or bullet-proof elements whatsoever, a fact incomprehensible today.

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