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  • THOMAS JOHNSON
    He also liked drink beer when he drove.. Since that was against the law, he had it changed and so, for about 20 years, Texans were able to drink and drive
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 19, 2005
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      He also liked drink beer when he drove.. Since that
      was against the law, he had it changed and so, for
      about 20 years, Texans were able to drink and drive
      legally. We used to call it 'LBJin' it.'

      --- Ram Lau <ramlau@...> wrote:


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      http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20050818234209990002
      LBJ's 1964 Lincoln Sells for $94,000
      HOUSTON (Aug. 19) - A Lincoln Continental convertible
      once owned by
      former President Lyndon B. Johnson sold for $94,000 at
      auction
      Thursday night in California.

      Rik Pike, a spokesman for Christie's, said the sale
      price doubled the
      pre-sale expectations. Pike couldn't immediately say
      who purchased the
      vehicle or whether a Texan was the high bidder. But he
      said a number
      of Texans had expressed interest in the car.

      In 1964, when the car was new, the base sticker price
      was $6,938.

      Johnson was known for driving his cars around his Hill
      Country ranch
      like all-terrain vehicles, scaring the cattle.
      Historians say he loved
      to drive and drive fast. And he often drove in a white
      Lincoln
      Continental convertible.

      The Lincoln was among 48 other cars up for auction.

      "In collecting terms, having an interesting ownership,
      it's hard to
      put a value on that," said Mark Donaldson, a
      Christie's car
      specialist. "But it does make the car more attractive
      than one that
      was owned by just an average Joe."

      And 1960s-vintage Lincoln Continentals are seldom
      found in such mint
      condition because they can cost more to restore than
      they are worth,
      Donaldson said.

      Historian Hal Rothman talks about Johnson's love for
      speed in his
      book, "LBJ's Texas White House."

      "All cars of any substance in those days were big and
      powerful, driven
      by men who saw themselves as big and powerful," he
      said. "Your car was
      a reflection of your manhood."

      Rothman said that driving fast, sometimes off-road,
      gave Johnson a
      release from the pressures of Washington.

      The car that was auctioned was one of Johnson's fleet
      of Lincoln
      convertibles; the Lyndon B. Johnson National
      Historical Park outside
      Johnson City has 1966 and 1967 models on display,
      among other vehicles.

      Austin lobbyist Nick Kralj owned the car for more than
      15 years,
      selling it about five years ago to a fellow Texan whom
      Christie's
      officials identify only as "a private owner."

      08/18/05 23:39 EDT

      Copyright 2005 The Associated Press. The information
      contained in the
      AP news report may not be published, broadcast,
      rewritten or otherwise
      distributed without the prior written authority of The
      Associated Press.





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    • Ram Lau
      Sounds like a very LBJ thing to do for him. For this auction, I can almost hear him yelling at Lady Bird, Some sucker bought our old car for 94 grands! You
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 20, 2005
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        Sounds like a very LBJ thing to do for him. For this auction, I can
        almost hear him yelling at Lady Bird, "Some sucker bought our old car
        for 94 grands!" You know, the typical LBJ.

        Ram


        --- In prezveepsenator@yahoogroups.com, THOMAS JOHNSON <AVRCRDNG@F...>
        wrote:
        > He also liked drink beer when he drove.. Since that
        > was against the law, he had it changed and so, for
        > about 20 years, Texans were able to drink and drive
        > legally. We used to call it 'LBJin' it.'
        >
        > --- Ram Lau <ramlau@y...> wrote:
        >
        >
        > ---------------------------------
        > http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20050818234209990002
        > LBJ's 1964 Lincoln Sells for $94,000
        > HOUSTON (Aug. 19) - A Lincoln Continental convertible
        > once owned by
        > former President Lyndon B. Johnson sold for $94,000 at
        > auction
        > Thursday night in California.
        >
        > Rik Pike, a spokesman for Christie's, said the sale
        > price doubled the
        > pre-sale expectations. Pike couldn't immediately say
        > who purchased the
        > vehicle or whether a Texan was the high bidder. But he
        > said a number
        > of Texans had expressed interest in the car.
        >
        > In 1964, when the car was new, the base sticker price
        > was $6,938.
        >
        > Johnson was known for driving his cars around his Hill
        > Country ranch
        > like all-terrain vehicles, scaring the cattle.
        > Historians say he loved
        > to drive and drive fast. And he often drove in a white
        > Lincoln
        > Continental convertible.
        >
        > The Lincoln was among 48 other cars up for auction.
        >
        > "In collecting terms, having an interesting ownership,
        > it's hard to
        > put a value on that," said Mark Donaldson, a
        > Christie's car
        > specialist. "But it does make the car more attractive
        > than one that
        > was owned by just an average Joe."
        >
        > And 1960s-vintage Lincoln Continentals are seldom
        > found in such mint
        > condition because they can cost more to restore than
        > they are worth,
        > Donaldson said.
        >
        > Historian Hal Rothman talks about Johnson's love for
        > speed in his
        > book, "LBJ's Texas White House."
        >
        > "All cars of any substance in those days were big and
        > powerful, driven
        > by men who saw themselves as big and powerful," he
        > said. "Your car was
        > a reflection of your manhood."
        >
        > Rothman said that driving fast, sometimes off-road,
        > gave Johnson a
        > release from the pressures of Washington.
        >
        > The car that was auctioned was one of Johnson's fleet
        > of Lincoln
        > convertibles; the Lyndon B. Johnson National
        > Historical Park outside
        > Johnson City has 1966 and 1967 models on display,
        > among other vehicles.
        >
        > Austin lobbyist Nick Kralj owned the car for more than
        > 15 years,
        > selling it about five years ago to a fellow Texan whom
        > Christie's
        > officials identify only as "a private owner."
        >
        > 08/18/05 23:39 EDT
        >
        > Copyright 2005 The Associated Press. The information
        > contained in the
        > AP news report may not be published, broadcast,
        > rewritten or otherwise
        > distributed without the prior written authority of The
        > Associated Press.
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
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        >
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