The notorious origin of the first presidential armored car

Manufactured by a man once named America’s “Public Enemy Number One,” this battle-ready sedan would become the Secret Service’s first bulletproof “Cadillac One.” Immediately after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, fears of further attacks on federal targets spread across the United States. The Secret Service even warned President Roosevelt that they couldn’t guarantee his safety if more than fifty well-armed … Continue reading The notorious origin of the first presidential armored car