A Bit Of History That I Bet You Did Not Know

One of my friends send me this information today and thought I would share it with you because it was something that I did not know
Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, the Secret Service found themselves
in a bind. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was to give his Day of Infamy
speech to Congress on Tuesday, and although the trip from the White House
to Capitol Hill was short, agents weren’t sure how to transport him safe. *

*At the time, Federal Law prohibited buying any cars that cost more than
$750, so they would have to get clearance from Congress to do that, and
nobody had time for that. *

*One of the Secret Service members, however, discovered that the US
Treasury had seized the bulletproof car that mobster Al Capone owned when
he was sent to jail in 1931. They cleaned it, made sure it was running
perfectly and had it ready for the President the next day.*

*Al Capone’s 1928 Cadillac V-8 “Al Capone” Town Sedan*
*Became the President’s Limo December 1941*.

*Mechanics are said to have cleaned and checked each feature of the Caddy
well into the night of December 7th, to make sure that it would run
properly the next day for the Commander in Chief. And run properly it did.
It had been painted black and green to look identical to Chicago ‘s police
cars at the time. To top it off, the gangster’s 1928 Cadillac Town Sedan
had 3,000 pounds of armor and inch-thick bulletproof windows.*

*It also had a specially installed siren and flashing lights hidden behind
the grille, along with a police scanner radio.*

*Footnote: The car sold at auction in 2012 for $341,000.00.*

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