LBJ’s presidential limo at Historic Auto Attractions

ROSCOE—More than 22 feet long, the handsome 1965 Lehman-Peterson custom-built limo once transported Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) and important people to various destinations. Built especially for heads of state by the famous coach builders Lehman-Peterson, the LBJ limo features many custom items, including a writing console, TV, two bars, two stereos, two air conditioners and special reading lights. Perhaps its most unusual feature is the interior, in blue plaid, of which Johnson was extremely fond. President Johnson loved black cars, and had the exterior painted in a brilliant black lacquer to match his personal preference.

This limousine will become a perfect addition to Historic Auto Attractions’ already astounding Presidential and World Leaders Room. Historic Auto Attractions already has several pieces of memorabilia and artifacts relating to President Lyndon Johnson, including one of his famous cowboy hats, personal reading glasses, and his gold Lord Elgin watch. You can also find several articles relating to “Lady Bird” Johnson, including two of her dresses, hats, reading glasses and miscellaneous jewelry.

Historic Auto Attractions is at 13825 Metric Drive, Roscoe, phone 389-7917. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m; closed Mondays. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 seniors, $6 kids age 6-15; children younger than 6 are admitted free.

From the July 12-18, 2006, issue

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