US President’s limousine for sale at auction

US President’s limousine for sale at auction

September 14, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan limousine driven by the 33rd President of the United States Harry S. Truman is being sold at an overseas auction. The car sells for a starting price of $ 160,000.

“If they don’t accept our terms now, they can expect a rain of destruction from the air like they’ve never seen on this earth.” These are the famous words of President Harry S. Truman, who announced the use of atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.

When he was elected President of America, the White House wanted to rent a fleet of 10 cars and initially asked General Motors to supply them, but the automaker refused.

They eventually rented 10 Lincoln Cosmopolitan vehicles, each modified by body builder Henney and safety specialist Hess and Eisenhardt to meet the president’s requirements.

Today, about 70 years later, you can buy a piece of the country’s history. More precisely, the 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan limousine, which Mr. Truman personally drove when visiting New York. The car is currently listed for sale by a broker in Pennsylvania and we found it on the American site ClassicCars.com. The car underwent a complete restoration in 1990 and until 2001 was exhibited at the Florida Museum.

“This special body limousine is one of nine custom built for the 33rd US President Harry S. Truman. The seven-seater car is equipped with a 368.3-centimeter chassis with an increased wheelbase. It weighs over 2,721 kg, ”reads the vehicle description.

It is officially listed for sale for $ 160,000 and we tend to agree that this is a fair price for such a historic car. Its price is likely to continue to rise.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that a strange limousine-crossover Cadillac XT5 was seen on tests. Engineers of the American brand are testing the Cadillac XT5 crossover in a version with a very long wheelbase. According to rumors, a limousine based on a premium crossover will be presented in a couple of years.