The last limousine in which former President John F. Kennedy safely traveled prior to his assassination in 1963 sold for $375,000 at a Wednesday auction.
Auctioneers had hoped the 1963 Lincoln Continental that chauffeured the president, first lady Jackie Kennedy, and Texas Gov. John Connally through Fort Worth until they boarded a plane to Dallas would fetch $500,000, according to The Daily Mail.
The white Lincoln, which was not part of Kennedy’s array of security vehicles, had been loaned to Connally by local car dealer Bill Golightly for the presidential visit.
The car was sold to a private customer and eventually bought by Jim Warlick in 2013, who is a collector of presidential memorabilia. After replacing its engine and repainting it, Warlick offered it up at the Bonhams American Presidential Experience auction. The original interior of the car remains intact.
Another Lincoln limousine that Kennedy had used for transport around Washington, D.C., was up for auction Wednesday, but it failed to