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President Woodrow Wilson 1916 Cadillac Series 53
Presidents Day is here, so why not talk about presidential rides? Here are ten stories from Cadillac about the presidential luxury cruisers from the past and present.
President Woodrow Wilson rode in a 1916 Cadillac Series 53 , back in 1919 during the World War I Victory Parade. During the War, mass produced V8 Cadillac models were used, and demonstrated incredible power and durability.
Lyndon B. Johnson was America’s 36th president and was known for cruising around his Texas ranch with the top down and scotch and soda in hand. Now you have the chance to own a piece of American history as LBJ’s 1964 Lincoln Continental will go up for auction in Rosansky, Texas thanks to Dan Kruse classics.
The 64′ Continental is all original, sporting a 320 HP, 430 cid V-8 engine and an automatic transmission. The Lincoln comes in creamy white with a tan interior, a perfect match for a cowboy like LBJ, who loved to ride in his full cowboy outfit while out cruising around his 1,500 acre ranch in Stonewall, Texas.
The car is currently on display in the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History, and will go up for sale on March 3rd, 2012. All the profits from the sale will go to the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation whose goal is to preserve the traditions and legacy of the President’s life.
Comparable 64′ Lincoln Continentals have been known to sell for upwards of $35,000, so who knows what this rare car will fetch on auction day.