Jackie Kennedy's 1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible Heads to Auction
The 1961 Lincoln Continental is a beautiful car that captures an era—but this one comes with an exclusive history. It was loaned by Ford to the White House for First Lady Jackie Kennedy's personal use, and now it's getting ready to cross the auction block at the end of August. It was assigned to the White House Garage and fitted with Secret Service equipment, including an under-dash radio. That equipment was eventually removed. After its tenure at the White House, the car was bought by Steuart Ford in Lanham, Maryland. It comes with documentation from Ronald W. Young who was vice president and general manager of that dealership at the time. RELATED: See Images of the 1962 Lincoln Continental Bubbletop Kennedy Limousine
The car was restored some time ago, and is powered by a 429/300 HP V8 engine with a 3-speed automatic transmission. It includes power steering, brakes, windows, and convertible top, which were all standard features. Cruise control was optional and is also included.
There are wide whitewall tires with full-size wheel covers and a white and black interior with wood trims. It was the height of automotive style in the 1960s, which made it the perfect car for the very stylish Jackie Kennedy. It is going up for auction through Mecum at the end of August.
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