The Complete History of the Presidential State Car
Everyone knows that the President has his own special vehicle to drive him around and that it is designed for protection and comfort. But, you will likely be surprised to learn some interesting facts about this auto throughout history.
It Is Common to Lease the Cars
Before taking a look at some of the famous state cars throughout the history of the presidential office, consider that throughout history and in modern times, it was common for the automaker to retain ownership of the vehicle. Instead of buying it outright, the White House or Secret Service would lease it, sometimes for incredibly low fees, such as $1. There are some exceptions to this rule, and times have changed, but it was generally accepted throughout history that the state cars remained the property of Ford Motor Company.