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YAK Car Pic of the Century

In a flash this 1961 Lincoln Continental became one of the most famous cars in history. It is, of course, the limousine in which President John F. Kennedy was riding when he was cut down by an assassin’s bullet 50 years ago today. The car itself? Yes, it’s a 1961 model, but it was refitted with the front clip (bumpers, grille, fenders, hood) from a 1962 model — one of the many running modifications made to the car while it was in service. You might think that day in Dallas was the end of the line for this car, but you’d be wrong. It went back to Ford for a total re-build, and remained in use until 1967; it was then used for other, minor events until being retired in 1978. It now resides in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. You can read more about the car here— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

Photo by: Jack Jordan Jr. (1917-1998) © Cade J. Campbell

Photo by: Jack Jordan Jr. (1917-1998) © Cade J. Campbell

 

after the shots were fired

after the shots were fired

 

in the museum

in the museum