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Presidential Ride

Auction in Texas

Larry Jewett - October 17, 2012 07:38 AM

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A 1964 Lincoln Continental, formerly owned by President Lyndon B. Johnson, will be sold during the 40th annual Leake Collector Car Show & Auction in Dallas, November 16-18. The white Lincoln features an automatic transmission, 430 cubic inch, 320 horsepower V-8 engine. Often referred to as one of his presidential toys, President Johnson used this vehicle on his ranch where he retreated to relax. Many times, he was spotted inspecting his ranch with the top down while the Secret Service trailed him. Documentation is available to confirm the previous ownership. It is currently under the ownership of the LBJ Foundation.
The Leake Collector Car Show and Auction will take place in Dallas Market Hall. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and $7 for children.
The event will feature 550 vehicles including Cadillacs, Corvettes, Camaros, Shelbys, Thunderbirds, hot rods, customs and other vintage, collector, muscle and specialty cars. Car buyers, sellers and enthusiasts from a multi-state area are expected to attend the auction.
Leake Auction Company (www.leakecar.com) was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. It currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio.

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