Limousines are often associated with luxury and grandeur, and they are commonly used for special occasions such as weddings, parties, and other social events. In recent years, there has been a trend of painting limousines in bright colors such as purple or pink. In the past, the president's limousine and tracking vehicles were transported around the country for use upon the president's arrival. As the agency has adapted its protection and research responsibilities to changing safety needs, presidents' limousines have also evolved over time to reflect the tastes, needs, and safety considerations of each generation.
The limousine used by President Ronald Reagan on his inauguration day in 1981 was a 1972 Lincoln Parade limousine. It was equipped with a sunroof and powered by a 250-horsepower version of Chrysler's famous Hemi V-8 engine. The limousine was designed according to Secret Service specifications, which includes a sturdy chassis, an extended length, armored material, and secure communications with encrypted measures. President Kennedy rode in his 1961 Lincoln Continental limousine during a visit to San Diego, California on June 6th 1963. However, sleek black limousines with dark windows and advanced security features weren't always features of the presidential limousine.