In 1906 Woodrow Wilson, an understated cars and horses man, said that cars were “a picture of the arrogance of wealth”. He and King George drove through London in a carriage cavalcade in 1918.
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|These days when President George Bush visits London, he brings The Cadillac One with him. His 2006 Cadillac DTS is hand-crafted, plated with five inches of ballistic armour panelling, and withstands anti-tank grenade launchers, and chemical attacks.|
|Extravagant Herbert Hoover was ridiculed for purchasing a grandiose 1932 Cadillac 452B V-16 Fleetwood Imperial, in the midst of depression. Months later he was voted out of office.|
|Throughout history the Presidential limousine has been uniform black with a US flag on the right of the bonnet. This is Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1942 Lincoln V-12 Presidential Limousine with 1946 updates.|
|Franklin D. Roosevelt, however, had the most peculiar Presidential limousine. His first armour-plated car was siezed from gangster Al Capone by the US Treasury|