Once loaned to the White House for First Lady’s personal use, this 1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible is now heading into an auction.
Back in the day when JFK was president, parent company Ford gave this beautiful Lincoln Continental Convertible to Jacqueline Kennedy for her personal use.
The Linc was equipped with all the necessary Secret Service equipment, including an under-dash radio, all of which is sadly no longer fitted. After its time with the First Lady, the car was purchased by Steuart Ford.
Lincoln’s four-door convertible was restored at some point in its past which explains the very nice condition. Under the bonnet lies a 7.0-litre V8 with 300hp paired to a three-speed automatic transmission.
Equipped with power features like steering, brakes, windows and the canvas top, this is a true reminder of just how luxurious and upmarket these cars were back in 1961. It even has a cruise control.
The iconic Continental was originally a rejected Thunderbird design proposal but the company’s executives liked it too much to let it sink. The clean design paired with these ever-awesome suicide doors created one of the most desirable American cars ever to be made.
If you always fancied one of these and feel intrigued by the celebrity status of this particular white example, then you must participate in the Mecum Monterey auction on August 18.