Author Topic: 1956 JFK Assassination Motorcade Parade car prop  (Read 178 times)

Offline Lexi

1956 JFK Assassination Motorcade Parade car prop
« on: October 25, 2018, 04:32:01 PM »
Here are a couple of shots I took of a very interesting 1956 Cadillac. It was originally a Series 75 model which had been modified to sub as the "Queen Mary" Secret Service chase car used for the Oliver Stone film JFK. Although it was tough to see the data plate, (aside from flash, area not well lit), it appeared to say it was originally the 33X (Limo) body style. My thanks to the owner who agreed to share these shots of this fantastic car. Clay/Lexi

Offline South_paw

Re: 1956 JFK Assassination Motorcade Parade car prop
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 05:20:09 PM »
Very cool. The real Queen Mary was at Pebble beach this year. I was put in contact with the owner and shared a bunch of original pictures he didn't have. Cool stuff!
Lou
1956 Eldorado Biarritz
CLC Member since 2001 (Unlisted in Directory)



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Offline David King

Re: 1956 JFK Assassination Motorcade Parade car prop
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 06:21:37 PM »
I saw it when Morgan Murphy bought it with all the other cars from the collector in TX.  Almost 10 years ago now.
David King  CLC 22014 life member
Founder & Director of the Eldorado Brougham chapter
'55 Eldorado #266
'58 Eldorado Brougham #615
'59 Eldorado Brougham #56
'60 Eldorado Brougham #83

Offline Cattle Axe

Re: 1956 JFK Assassination Motorcade Parade car prop
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 08:59:33 AM »
I went to Dallas the week and toured the 6th floor museum they had this picture taken about  15 sec after the shooting. Notice the 62 coupe in the back ground.
1961 Series 62 Convertible
1962 Coupe Deville

"I got my self a cadillac but I can't afford the gasoline" (AC/DC down payment blues)

Offline Jon S

Re: 1956 JFK Assassination Motorcade Parade car prop
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 09:29:27 PM »
Prop car has rear skirts which look much better than the real motorcade cutouts.
Jon