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Forbes: Personal Cars of the Presidents

Cars of the Commanders in Chief

U.S. presidents almost never take the wheel of a car, rather they're chauffeured in limousines for obvious reasons, with latter-day commanders in chief riding in specially equipped models like Barack Obama's custom-built Cadillac pictured here. With doors that are said to be eight inches thick and the weight of a cabin door on a Boeing 757 jetliner, and bulletproof glass that measures a full five inches thick, the presidential limousine is able to withstand substantial armament. However, many presidents in the modern era owned their own cars, or at least did before taking office. Here's a look at some of the presidents' personal rides...

(AP Photo)

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