Coming from an affluent background, Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) knew the virtues of riding in style. The de rigueur luxury car of his era was a Packard Twelve, which was both graceful and powerful and packed a V12 engine. Coincidentally, this particular model debuted in 1932 at the Hotel Roosevelt in New York City. FDR’s was fitted with bulletproof glass, making it the first presidential armored car.
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