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    So how bout obama's cadillac

    You guys see his armored cadillac.

    That thing's a TANK!

    Anyone got the specs on that beast.

    5" armor, kelvar run flat tires, I'm sure the list goes on, I think I heard on fox it gets 8miles per gallon, LOL

    If the president rolls in a cadillac, I sure feel proud driving around in my escalade!


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    Re: So how bout obama's cadillac

    The Presidential Limos are not Cadillacs. Think NASCAR. Is a NASCAR Monte Carlo really a Monte Carlo? No. From the frame up, it is custom. The body panels merely mimic that of a Deville. Even the grille emblem is custom (twice the size of anything you can buy). With that said, still cool that they pick that over a Lincoln (which was the choice for many Presidents)

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    Re: So how bout obama's cadillac

    Why is it called "Cadillac One" then?

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    Re: So how bout obama's cadillac

    It's a shame you can't pick those up used.
    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.

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    Re: So how bout obama's cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by DopeStar 156 View Post
    Why is it called "Cadillac One" then?
    I believe it's called "USA One". The plate is "USA One" Just like what ever airplane the prez is on is called "Air Force One" It is simply a code number. The helicopter is "Marine One" because the choppers are Marine choppers.

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    Re: So how bout obama's cadillac

    It is actually built and delivered by Cadillac. They have been trusted by the Secret Service for years to hold close the actual specs.

    A couple things that I noticed today were: Escalade headlights and STS tail lights, Taller than a Tahoe even though it looked like a car, Possible deisel power.

    One report I heard is that Clinton's was te last limo to be released to a museum after use. The old ones now are being destroyed by the Secret Service to protect the secrets within.

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    Re: So how bout obama's cadillac

    Saying the Prez Limo is a Caddy is like saying that a Sherman Tank is a Chevy or Ford.

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    Re: So how bout obama's cadillac

    I agree. It had some Cadillac styling cues and the badge, but it's far from a true Cadillac. I read somewhere it has the same chassis as the Chevrolet Topkick truck. It does look badass, however.

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    Re: So how bout obama's cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by MN-STS-LOVER View Post
    Just like what ever airplane the prez is on is called "Air Force One" It is simply a code number.
    Actually it is Navy One if he is on a Navy plane (like the S3 that landed on the carrier to declare "Mission Accomplished" )or Army One if its a Army plane etc etc.

    If he is on a non military aircraft it is Executive One.

    If his family is on a plane and he isnt, its Executive One Foxtrot.

    I have seen Air Force One as the normal 747 and as a Gulfstream V.

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    Re: So how bout obama's cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by ssstealth View Post
    The old ones now are being destroyed by the Secret Service to protect the secrets within.
    incriminating stains on the seats???

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    Re: So how bout obama's cadillac

    GM spokeswoman Joanne K. Krell: In truth, the new presidential limo is a Cadillac, Krell said, although it is "not a direct extension of any single model."

    If the people who built it call it a Cadillac I would say it is a Cadillac...Its all semantics I suppose, it is definitely custom

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/...rss_topstories

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    Re: So how bout obama's cadillac

    I heard there is 2 to 3 pints of Obamas' blood in stock for a quick blood transfusion...also it can be compltely sealed off for chemical warfare! so no air in and there is oxygen system in it...also it is RPG proof and bullet proof...so i am thinking he needs to get some more chrome on it...haha...all of that i have heard has been on blogs...i imagine some of it is true but we will never know!!

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    Re: So how bout obama's cadillac

    It's a GMC topkick chassis with an Escalade fascia grafted on the front.
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    Re: So how bout obama's cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    GM spokeswoman Joanne K. Krell: In truth, the new presidential limo is a Cadillac, Krell said, although it is "not a direct extension of any single model."

    If the people who built it call it a Cadillac I would say it is a Cadillac...Its all semantics I suppose, it is definitely custom

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/...rss_topstories
    Sure looks like an extended DTS to me. (design wise at least)

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