Thursday, October 2, 2008


American Presidents Don’t Drive Hoopties

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s hard to say what drives American presidents, but here’s a hint: It’s not crappy cars.

Hagerty Insurance has just released a list of the most unique, attention-grabbing cars owned by eight influential U.S. presidents, and none of the rides are clunkers.

William Taft, the first prez in the White House to own a car, drove an environmentally friendly “green” electric car called the Baker Electric during his term from 1909 to 1913.

Franklin D. Roosevelt cruised around in a super sleek 1939 Packard 12, which featured a smooth V-12 engine.

Harry S. Truman’s Super DeLuxe Tudor Sedan was the very first passenger car assembled after World War II, and it went straight to the White House.

Ronald Reagan had a highly collectible, 1952 Army Jeep in his garage, which was a gift from Nancy Reagan.

Bill Clinton owned a 1967 Mustang Convertible and has been quoted as saying that the car was the hardest thing for him to leave behind when he moved into the White House.

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