While 100-X is well known as the car in which President Kennedy was assassinated, a second 1962 Lincoln Continental with presidential connections goes on the block this August at Pebble Beach. Read more after the jump…
Yes, this is the second post for an RM featured car this weekend, and this one is just as special as the Aston Martin, with a bit more historic provenance. As Rich Truesdell writes in his posting about this particular car:
Known simply by its Secret Service designation 297-X, the vehicle was First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s favorite when it was part of the White House pool. In addition to the First Family, other notables who have taken a ride in 297-X include Pope Paul VI, Mrs. Lopez Mateos, the First Lady of Mexico, President Lyndon Johnson and Luci Baines Johnson, Vice Presidents Hubert Humphrey and Spiro Agnew, President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos and wife Imelda, and the Apollo astronauts and their wives. Given such a passenger list, 297-X is one of the most important parade cars in American history–and very probably the most important example available to private collectors.
RM will feature this car at their 25th annual Sports and Classics event, one of the highlights of the week surrounding the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Read more about this stunning car at Automotive Traveler. The RM Auction catalog has not been updated for this event, but click here for a lot of images of this historically significant car.