Makes / Lincoln

Lincoln Logo The Lincoln Motor Company was founded in August 1917. The co-founder of Cadillac, Henry M. Leland, designed the company with the intention of building Liberty aircraft engines for World War I One of the most significant practices of Lincoln over the years was to produce official state limousines for the U.S. President. This tradition began in 1939 for Franklin D. Roosevelt. This was followed by the Lincoln Cosmopolitan, which was used from 1950 until 1965. However, the Kennedy Assassination occurred in an 1961 Lincoln Continental. The car was used off and on until 1977 after extreme restoration which included armor-plating. A number of other Lincolns have been used throughout the presidency until 2004. Rival company, Cadillac, became the primary supplier of limousines following that year.