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  • 1957 Eisenhower Inaugural parade Washington D.C.

    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...g?t=1345276672

    What is the car at the far right?
    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

  • #2
    Looks like a 57 P-kard.
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    • #3
      Yep; a 1957 Packard Clipper.

      For that matter, it looks like there is a second one dead center in the photograph, immediately behind the Imperial convertible.

      More surprising yet would have been the timing for those cars to have been there. Assuming the parade was circa January 20, 1957, the 1957 Clippers had not been in serious production very long, maybe a couple weeks at that point, given the realities of their conception and execution. BP
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      • #4
        If it were today, it could be a Zil.....
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        • #5
          Interesting that there are still train/trolley/streetcar tracks in the middle of the street.
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          • #6
            Its also interesting that while most of the support vehicles appear to be 57's- including what appears to be a 57 Hudson just left of centre, Eisenhower is still riding in the 51 Lincoln.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Guido View Post
              Interesting that there are still train/trolley/streetcar tracks in the middle of the street.
              That streetcar line on Pennsylvania Ave was in service until January 1962. Congress mandated that all streetcar operations in DC had to end by June 1962, as they thought it made the city look old-fashioned. DC Transit Co chose to terminate streetcar operations a little early, as keeping the lines clear of snow was always a challenge. There have always been rumors that GM strongly influenced Congress' decision, as they were the biggest manufacturer of city busses at the time.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by fargoguy View Post
                Its also interesting that while most of the support vehicles appear to be 57's- including what appears to be a 57 Hudson just left of centre, Eisenhower is still riding in the 51 Lincoln.
                Since at least the 1930s, Presidential limousines were custom-built by Ford or GM on Lincoln or Cadillac chassis and leased to the Secret Service for $1 a year. That practice continues to this day. Given their specialized construction and low annual mileage, they typically remained in service for about 10 years before being replaced. Some continued to be used by other dignitaries after being replaced as the presidential limo.
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                • #9
                  The link below shows my favorite...The Sunshine Special. It sits among a very nice collection of vehicles in the Henry Ford Museum which is recommended as a place to visit for everyone.

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshin...(United_States)

                  Click on the top blue line and it will redirect you to the information on the car.
                  Last edited by Bob Bryant; 08-18-2012, 07:54 AM. Reason: Link not direct to info.
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                  • #10
                    Hopefully, not to wreck the direction of this thread, but...noticed the time of the posting...Richard, you keep some odd hours. Thanks for posting...time travel is no myth.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jclary View Post
                      Hopefully, not to wreck the direction of this thread, but...noticed the time of the posting...Richard, you keep some odd hours. Thanks for posting...time travel is no myth.
                      Naw, he just has a "snipe" program set up to post his comments at odd hours just to keep you guessing...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Guido View Post
                        Naw, he just has a "snipe" program set up to post his comments at odd hours just to keep you guessing...
                        Actually that has always been the time I do my best work!! Not that this was my best.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Skip Lackie View Post
                          Since at least the 1930s, Presidential limousines were custom-built by Ford or GM on Lincoln or Cadillac chassis and leased to the Secret Service for $1 a year. That practice continues to this day. Given their specialized construction and low annual mileage, they typically remained in service for about 10 years before being replaced. Some continued to be used by other dignitaries after being replaced as the presidential limo.
                          I think the '51 Lincoln was still in use for JFK's inauguration in 1961.

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                          • #14
                            The second car from the left is a 1957 Nash.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by qsanford View Post
                              I think the '51 Lincoln was still in use for JFK's inauguration in 1961.
                              I seem to remember reading somewhere that the 51 Lincoln was indeed replaced under the JFK administration. Possibly some Ford book I read.
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