JFK car and assassination intrigues Americans. We have a comprehensive FAQ about the limo when JFK was assassinated, who else was in the car and what happened to it after the fateful day in 1963? Why did the AirForce drop JFK casket into the sea? What were JFK’s last words? Find out here.
JFK’s car was a 1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible. JFK’s car was originally white, but it was later painted black. The shots were fired from the rear of the car. JFK’s car is now referred to as “the JFK assassination vehicle.” The car is named the X-100. It was used as a Presidential car for JFK. The x-100 was known for its mechanical abilities.
The JFK x-100 had a special place in JFK’s heart. JFK loved this car and he loved to drive it. JFK would often take the car out for a spin himself, even though his Secret Service detail DISAGREED.
Six people were in the car with JFK when he was shot.
The Secret Service Agent Bill Greer was driving the car. Secret Service Agent Roy Kellerman was in the car. Texas Governor John Connally and wife Nellie were also in the JFK LIMO with President Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy. “SA Clint Hill was in position 7 (front left running board) of the follow-up car. He ran to the Presidential limousine from the follow-up car and managed to scramble onto the trunk immediately after the fatal head shot. He appears to be hanging on the bumper in a few photos of the limo leaving Dealey Plaza but he was not there before the gunshots.”
Whose idea was it for no one to be on the running boards of Kennedy’s limousine when he was assassinated? It could only have been JFK’s decision.
4 secret service agents were on the running boards of the follow-up car. The four SSA’s were directly behind Kennedy’s limousine in the motorcade.
What are your thoughts on who killed JFK?
Do you think there was a cover-up?
Who do you think was really responsible for the assassination?
What is your theory on what happened?
Why do you think JFK was killed?
JFK was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Do you think the assassination could have been prevented?
Who do you think was responsible for JFK’s assassination?
What were the circumstances surrounding JFK’s assassination?
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JFK was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Do you think that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone?
Was JFK killed because he was a threat to the military-industrial complex?
Did the CIA have anything to do with the assassination of JFK?
Was JFK killed because he planned to pull out of Vietnam?
What do you think is the most plausible explanation for the assassination of JFK?
The Air Force claimed that displaying the casket that transported JFK from Dallas to Washington would be too offensive and that it was also contrary to public policy.
The car is exhibited for public viewing at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. It is part of the Presidential car exhibit.
Actually, it was the wife of the Republican Texas Governor Nellie Connally who sparked John F. Kennedy’s last words:
After seeing the crowd roar for him at 12:30 in Dealey Plaza, she said, “Mr. President, you can’t say DALLAS doesn’t love you”. JFK’S last and final words in response were “No, You certainly can’t”.
Watch this video on what happened in Dealey Plaza when John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22nd 1963.
Yes. A bullet went through JFK and entered the chest of the Republican Governor John Connally. As a matter of fact, the First Lady of Texas Nellie Connally pulled her husband to her lap in a way that closed his chest wound and saved his life.
The next Sunday the Dallas Cowboys were defeated by the Cleveland Browns 27-17. Some of the fans carried signs blaming Dallas for killing the President.
The car retailed for $7347. It cost over $200,000 to build it to specs and the rebuild after the assassination was over half of a million dollars.
It has been over 50 years since JFK Assassination in the Presidential Limo
The JFK limo assassination is one of the most talked about and debated assassinations in American history. No matter what side of the fence you are on, it’s hard to deny that there are still many unanswered questions surrounding the events of November 22, 1963. While we may never know all the answers, it’s important to remember that John F. Kennedy was more than just a President – he was a husband, father, and friend who will be sorely missed by many.