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Tech of the past: Kennedy Car

One of the most famous cars in all of history, this 1961 Lincoln is the one in which John F. Kenndy was shot (unless you live in the alternate reality created by Jake Epping in 11/22/63). Most people probably believe that it was retired after that fateful day but, instead, it was used for another 14 years for presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter, albeit with some heavy modifications in 1964 and again in 1967 to make it safer for its passengers.

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