THE HISTORY OF THE CAR IN THE DAY OF ASSASSINATION
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On the event of assassination of the President of America, John F. Kennedy in 1961 in this circumstance, result to no manufacturer has produced a model of the car he was killed in- until now. Minichamps has broken the taboo.
The readers whose 50 years up might remember the circumstances of a shocking the world. Theyll know that on November 22, 1963, while riding through the streets of Dallas in a 1961 Lincoln Continental special parade vehicle, Kennedy was shot three times by lone gunman, Lee Harvey Odwald, who was hidden on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Theyll know that Oswald himself was killed days later by Mafia-connected nightclub owner, Jack Ruby.
For an interested of the collectors who collect the model cars. The car itself was specifically built to show off the President and so had a number of unique elements, including two radio telephones, extra jump seats, interior floodlights and retractable steps for Secret Service agents. It even had a hydraulically operated platform which could raise the President so the crowd could see him better. After the assassination, it was rebuilt with a permanent removable top to incorporate transparent armour, flat-proof tyres, improved telecommunications, inflammable fuel and a bigger engine. It continued in this new form, protecting Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter, before being retired in 1977.
Now, lets mention to this model, Lincoln Continental X-100 was produced in 1999 by Pauls Model Art Company, under the name of Minichamps, the production of the model cars. It scale is 1:43; the length is 15 cm. the width is 4.7 cm. It weighs 440 gram, including casting.
No models is perfect. The Lincoln is no exception to this rule, although it doesnt feel quite fair pointing them out on such an excellent model. The most obvious error is the lack of floodlight on each side, just in front of the wing mirrors. The details of the wind shield should be a better one. However, this one of the model car has been noted in the page of history. If Kennedy has survived todays world may have been very different. But he didnt and all we have left of him are pictures, a few film reels, memories and now this model, as reminders of the past.