Presidential Cars: The Best Cars Owned by U.S. Presidents Past and Present

Donald Trump in Chevy Camaro Pace Car
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Limos Aren’t Our Presidents’ Only Rides

One of the downsides of being President of the United States is that you can’t drive your own car during your time in office. Some of our Commanders in Chief have had to park awesome vehicles during their time in the White House.

The first president to travel by car was William McKinley, who rode on a Stanley Steamer in 1899. That vehicle was a far cry from the tank-wrapped-in-Cadillac-clothing that our current leaders ride in. Though many of our presidents rode in cars during the first half of the twentieth century, it wasn't until 1951 that horses and stables were cut from the White House budget.

Take a look at some of the cars that our presidents have owned through the years on the following slides. You can still find some of these models in our used car rankings. The current president, Donald Trump, gets three slides of his own, because naturally, his car collection is ‘Uge. At the end, we look at past State Cars and our President's present-day ride: a vehicle simply known as The Beast.

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