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Vintage Presidential Limousine Makes Rare Public Appearance

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on August 18, 2010

A 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine that once belonged to President Woodrow Wilson made a rare appearance at a Kansas City vintage auto show recently. The beautifully restored vintage limo was the highlight of the Art of the Car Concours at the Kansas City Art Institute. The classic limo is drivable, but it normally sits inside the Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton, VA. This vintage Pierce-Arrow features a six-cylinder engine and was the ultimate in automobile luxury in the past. Brand new, the Pierce-Arrow limousine cost $9,600, a princely sum in 1919.

While Wilson attended the Versailles peace conference, his friends bought the limo for him to enjoy after he left office and had it waiting for him when he returned. Mr. Wilson was reportedly enamored with the gift, especially enjoyed the limo’s head and leg room and could be seen riding in the back in Washington almost every day after his presidency.

We love stories like this because we love cars like this. We can’t help it. We’re in the hospitality business and offer our clients a wide range of new, custom-built Bay Area limousines from which to choose. Nevertheless, we also have classic San Francisco limos, and they are some of our most popular rentals. We have lovingly restored each of our classic limos, and riding in them is like stepping back in time. Polished wood, opera windows, leather seating, fold-down tables and other classic features transport our clients back in time while we transport them to a wedding, anniversary, wine tour or other special occasion.

If you’d like to rent one of the antique limos in our fleet for your next special occasion, choose from these:

•    1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
•    1941 Cadillac Fleetwood Limo
•    1947 Plymouth “Special Deluxe”
•    1937 Oldsmobile Touring Sedan
•    Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Sedan
•    Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Convertible

We don’t have a vintage Pierce-Arrow yet, but we are always on the lookout for another beautiful antique limo to restore and add to our collection of Bay Area limousines. If you would like to reserve one of our Bay Area classic car rentals, please give us a call at 1-800-339-8936 today. You’ll want to reserve yours as early as possible as our antiques are some of our most popular luxury car rentals. Call us today and find out for yourself why we are the premier San Francisco limo service.

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