partner posts – Cadillac History: Al Capone’s Bulletproof Caddy

Check on this interesting tidbit of Cadillac history. Al Capone, huh? We ain’t mad.

After Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, theSecret Service found themselves in a bind.President Franklin D. Roosevelt was to give his speech to Congress the next day, and although the trip from the White House to Capitol Hill was short, agents weren’t sure how to transport him safely. At the time, Federal Law prohibited buying any cars that cost more than $750, so they would have to get clearance from Congress to do that, and nobody had time for that. One of the Secret Service members, however, remembered that the US Treasury had seized the bulletproof car that mobster Al Capone owned when he was sent to jail in 1931.


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