Barrett Jackson once again taunts me with a fake presidential limo. Last years car was an armored mock up of the Clinton 1997 limo. This time, it’s the mock up for the Reagan car (1983 Cadillac Fleetwood). This car was used in In the Line of Fire, making it look like a real presidential limo, instead of an ordinary black limo from a livery service.
For the untrained observer, the TV wing on the trunk is the first dead giveaway that it’s a fake. Also the lack of armor or BFG 9000s in the fenders
This is likely a mockup, with some perks. It looks like the real thing from a distance. Up close, not so much…
Summary 1 of 3 armored Presidential Series parade limos and the only one in private hands. The other 2 vehicles are still owned by the US Government. Fully armored to B6 level and equipped with 454 Jack Roush engine. May not be emissions compliant in all states.
Description This car is 1 of 3 fully armored Presidential Parade Series cars. This is the only one in private hands as the other two are still owned by the US government. One car is still retained by the US Secret Service and the other is on display at the William Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR. The car is 270″ long, on a wheelbase of 167.5″, the roof is raised 3″ from standard to maximize visibility of the Head of State. At night, a special fluorescent Halo lighting system aids occupant visibility. The modifications are extensive, and add significantly to the weight of the car, requiring a unique chassis and drivetrain. The engine is a hand-built 454 cid by Jack Roush made specifically for this car. This car weighs over 12000 lbs. and is fully armored and blast proof to level B6 standards with an onboard oxygen system, fire suppression system, run-flat tire inserts, Federal Signal emergency lights, siren, and public address system. This vehicle has never been owned by the US Government. Less than 500 original miles on the car. **MAY NOT BE EMISSIONS COMPLIANT IN ALL 50 STATES**