The Democrat and newest member of the White House, Joe Biden is secretly a huge admirer of cars. Quiet evidently apart from his achieving Political career the man is a self-proclaimed “car guy”. His taste for seasoned cars is an icon from his youth, depending on how he grew up. He might not own any of the cars but they are definitely notable.
Where President Biden grew up?
Looking back into Biden’s past life, we come to know that automobiles played a vital role in his growing up days. Joe Biden’s father managed a car dealership in Delaware for 34 years. The dealership mainly included Chrysler cars while also running operations for Ford for a brief period. His father let him drive some of the cars from the garage. Being surrounded by so many cars and driving them was where he developed his passion for cars.
The First car
The Passionate about cars President’s first car was a 1951 Studebaker Champion. This, along with some other models from Studebaker were some of the cars produced after the World War II. The car was a popular motor Post-War for a lot of car enthusiasts across America. At that time its cost was $20,000. The car features a 2.8-litre engine producing 85 horsepower and was known as the “Bullet-Nose Car” due to the unique design of the vehicle’s grille.
1952 Plymouth Cranbrook Convertible.
Joe Biden’s second car was the classic 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook Convertible.it was finished in candy-apple red. The car featured a split windshield and a six-cylinder flathead engine which produced 97 horsepower. During the 50’s it was a cruiser and highly efficient, in today’s world, it is definitely a classic owned by the President.
Mercedes Benz 190SL
As time passed and Biden grew old his collection of cars grew and he added yet another car to his collection, the Mercedes Benz 190SL. The SL here stand for “Super Leicht”, the SL tittle is a badge of honour for the best Mercedes model sported. This two-door luxury roadster is equipped with a 1.9 L straight-four SOHC engine that produces 104 horsepower. It sums upto, the President owning the best amongst the Mercedes models which evidently has become a classic.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The 1967 Chevrolet Corvette is said to the car which is closest to Biden’s heart. The car is glorious Goodwood Green which was a wedding gift presented by his father August 1967. The car is elegantly finished and oozes vintage charm which was the last 1967 variant in C2 corvette range. Powered by a 327 cubic-inch V8 guzzler producing a whopping 350 horsepower, this classic can go 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds. This car holds a lot of sentimental value for Biden.
Joe Biden is now officially the 46th President of the United States and will be chauffeured around for his safety. His new presidential rides are likely to be the official state car known as the beast, the vehicle was built for former president Donald Trump. This four-wheeled machine is said to be the safest car in the world having five-inch military grade tyres and a bulletproof glass.
The doors and the fuel tank are protected by explosion prevention foam. The cars interior features a panic button and has its own oxygen supply. It also has a satellite phone in the Presidents seat with a direct line to the Vice President and the Pentagon. It also has an onboard GPS tracking system. This happens to be the last car in Joe Biden’s list.
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