When you're the Commander-in-Chief, the head of state, and generally the top dog of the United States of America, there will be times when you're expected to arrive to a variety of appointments, appearances, and meetings with other top dogs. But the President of the United States can't simply hop into his
Through the years, the various Presidential State Cars have shuttled the Commanders-in-Chief wherever a person of importance needed to arrive in style and safety. For example, President Warren Harding's Packard Six was the first to shuttle a president to his inauguration, and FDR's Sunshine Special was one of the first to be built to presidential specifications. Other State Cars are famous for more ominous reasons, such as the code-named SS-X-100 convertible in which President John F. Kennedy would meet his fate. There is, at times, overlap--being the property of the United States government, many State Cars served multiple administrations. Of course, as the years passed and safety and car tech advanced, so did the Presidential State Car--this advancement culminates in the current vehicle, nicknamed "," which is used to transport President Barack Obama.
We've gathered some of the most interesting vehicles, including a presidential ride that once belonged to a notorious gangster,.