Presidential limos are nothing to toy around with these days and have earned nicknames like “The Beast” for a reason. But, there were simpler times before they became bomb, poisonous gas and EMP proof.
Take former President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1952 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine, a stunning piece of American motoring history. In fact, it was for sale on eBay, where someone ran away with a stellar deal.
The 1952 Cadillac Fleetwood sat with only 83,750 miles on it, retained all its original equipment and had never once been restored. Even better, the interior’s condition was far from deteriorating. The General Motors build sheet was also present, as well as a letter confirming Eisenhower’s presence.
And it sold for a measly $55,000. That’s a lot of money, but not enough to justify its historical presence in our eyes. Besides, it’s also a fine example of Cadillac’s design prowess following World War II.