LBJ’s personal Lincoln Continental up for auction

Feb 7, 2012, 3:17 PM

SMITHVILLE, Texas (AP) – A white 1964 Lincoln Continental convertible used by President Lyndon B. Johnson has been put up for auction in Texas.

Dan Kruse Classics has announced the March 3 sale of LBJ’s personal vehicle, which he drove until his death in 1973.

An auction spokeswoman said Tuesday that the convertible is on display at the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History, founded by collector Dick Burdick. The auction will take place at the museum in Smithville, located about 35 miles southeast of Austin.

The auction will benefit the LBJ Foundation, which owns the luxury car. The foundation provides funds to The University of Texas at Austin-the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum and the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs.

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LBJ’s personal Lincoln Continental up for auction