Presidential Limousine SS100X

1961 Lincoln Continental Four-door convertible limousine, VIN # 1Y86H405950 JFK was riding in when he was assassinated. Quite possibly the most famous and controversial automobile in modern history. The car was custom built by Hess & Eisenhardt and was known as the X-100.

At the time of the assassination, the car was painted dark blue and had a 1962 grille. It was later returned to H and E for extensive modifications, including armor plating, and the custom fitted front bumper cone lights were removed and replaced with simple chrome bumper plugs, and the limo was repainted black at the request of President Johnson. The limousine is now at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan

Crown Imperial Ghia1960 Limousine was placed in White House service for Mrs. Kennedy to use around town, and she did on a frequent basis. That car was serial number 16 and reportedly had a blue broadcloth interior and a conventional six-window Ghia. Was to be used to carry dignitaries the in JFK's funeral, however, most all of them walked the route and it is believed the Ghia (and the Cad F75) were empty.

There was also a Lincoln convertible that was on loan from Ford to the White House for Mrs. Kennedy to drive herself around in. It is now at the Imperial Palace antique auto display in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Information from Jeff Stork and the Imperial Car Organization.

Motorcades, including Dallas and evidence.

White House Garage Photos November 22/23, 1963

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 President Kennedy's 1961 Lincoln Continental Limousine
by armored coachbuilder Hess & Eisenhardt


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JFK with King Hassan II of Morocco
Leaving WH
Washington motorcade
June 1961
June 1961
 The Dallas Motorcade and afterwards
San Antonio, TX
Fort Worth
Texas 11-21-63
Love Field, Dallas, TX
The motorcade in Dallas

1. Agent Hill leaps on
the limo

2. Agent Hill on rear of
limo during motorcade.
Nix Film photo


2. Debris
Zapruder Film photo
The Windshield and other photos

Altgens photo showing windshield crack

CE351 Windshield cropped 1

CE351 Windshield cropped 2

CE351 Packaged
Windshield crack closeup
Limo with bubble top pieces
CE49Z dent in metal trim
Damaged Review mirror

Warren Commision Schematic

Raised seats
Rear seat raised.


Altgens cropped/bright

Altgens cropped

Parkland Hospital

Parkland Hospital

Parkland Hospital

Parkland Hospital
The "Other" Limo Built for Jackie 
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 The Limousine at the White House 11-23-63
Secret Service Photos
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 The Limousine at the White House 11-23-63
FBI Photos

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