While this particular 1949 Cadillac 75 Fleetwood, five-passenger sedan was not actually owned by President John F. Kennedy, it does possess a wealth of history surrounding the late President.
Before it heads to auction at H&H Classics, let’s detail why this Cadillac is so special.
It was owned by the Archbishop of Boston, Richard J. Cushing, who was a good friend of the Kennedys. Cushing officiated the wedding of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953 and baptized many of the Kennedy children. The Cadillac was also on scene at JFK’s funeral, following his assassination, leading the procession.
If the JFK ties aren’t enough, only 220 1949 Cadillac 75 Fleetwoods in this configuration were made, with this particular example being number 103. The 74 Fleetwood was also one of the last Cadillac with the iconic “turret-top” styling. Boasting a 5.4-liter V8, four-speed automatic, electric windows and the original, factory radio, it’s truly a collector’s piece.
The car has since been restored after ending up in Finland in the hands of a collector. The vehicle will be offered with a wealth of documentation noting its ties to the former President