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#75 of 89 1950 Cosmo
Jul 16, 2011 (5:32 am)
I did research on Truman called the museum in Missouri.They say they needed proof of this.That they don't have the Vin's of his cars.Maybe I can call the White House LOL Don't know how to post a link.Can anyone help
#76 of 89 Re: 1950 cosmopolitan [jimmg]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 16, 2011 (7:28 am)
Here's what I have from the Truman Library:
"The 1950 custom Lincoln Cosmopolitan 7-passenger limousine was one of nineteen vehicles made for White House use. It was garaged at Metuchen, New Jersey and was reserved for President Truman whenever he was in the New York area. Alexander J. Barket gave the limousine to the Truman Presidential Museum & Library on April 14, 1972. It has a special body built by the Henney Motor Company of Freeport, Illinois under the direction of the Lincoln-Mercury engineers and with the aid of Lincoln technicians. It is equipped with a high compression V-8 engine. The limousine is part of the museum's permanent collection."
Harry like Chryslers for personal cars. He even took a road trip, just him and his wife alone (!!!) in 1953, and stayed in motels along the way.
#77 of 89 Re: 1950 cosmopolitan [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 16, 2011 (11:25 am)
I've read that after Harry handed the White House keys over to Ike, he and Bess drove back to Missouruh, taking their time and stopping along the way to visit friends......the presidency wasn't quite so imperial in those days. As to the '53 road trip, some old folks still remember Harry stopping at gas stations and drinking Cokes with mechanics in the garage,etc.
Jul 25, 2011 (4:40 pm)
I'm not sure, but I think he actually took a train most of the way back home. But you're right, he liked to drive and had the people's touch. We don't think of Truman as particularly charismatic, but I met someone who knew him and said that even when he was in his 70s he had amazing presence...
#79 of 89 Re: 1950 Cosmo [jimmg]
Aug 24, 2011 (8:58 am)
I'm researching these cars, too, and need to get in touch with you about yours. Do you mind sharing the 4 middle #s of the VIN (serial number)? Should be 62- -. You can do it privately if you wish.
#80 of 89 Re: 1950 cosmopolitan [jimmg]
Aug 24, 2011 (9:06 am)
See post # 79 above about your car.
#81 of 89 Re: 1950 Cosmo [tg1957]
Aug 24, 2011 (12:21 pm)
I need your email to reply, thanks. Richard
#82 of 89 Re: 1950 Cosmo [tg1957]
Aug 24, 2011 (1:52 pm)
not sure what #s you are looking for mine starts 63
#83 of 89 Re: 1950 Cosmo [1950cosmo]
Aug 24, 2011 (4:04 pm)
It's gibs8662"at"bellsouth.net (just replace at with )
I'm only concerned with the 145" wheelbase Cosmo limos at this time,
so thanks in advance.
#84 of 89 Re: 1950 Cosmo [tg1957]
Aug 26, 2011 (12:27 pm)
The October Hemmings Classic Car magazine has a feature article on the 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan.