Rare Video of Inside of Presidential Limo (Cadillac One)

Jeff Puthuff
by Jeff Puthuff

“Inside the Obama White House” (which re-airs today at 12 p.m. EST on NBC) gives us a rare glimpse inside the US President’s limousine, known as Cadillac One. This isn’t “The Beast,” the newest limo built by GM and delivered shortly before Obama’s inauguration, but one delivered while G. W. Bush was still in office. This DTS-lookalike-but-not-really is rumored to have an Escalade powertrain including all-wheel drive. I did a cursory search and came up with bupkis on other video shot from inside a moving US presidential limo, so what can we learn? Ignore the chitchat between the President and Brian Williams and listen to the super-annoying rattle and the surprisingly-noticeable exhaust note. Also, note the dearth of luxury on the inside: cloth seats, vinyl trim, etc. Oooh, and they weren’t wearing their seatbelts!!!

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  • Oboylepr Oboylepr on Jun 07, 2009

    No camera crew worth their salt would allow their equipment to intrude in an interview especially when the interviewee is the POTUS! Rattling camera mount indeed!

  • Long126mike Long126mike on Jun 07, 2009
    He’s probably safer than my kids are in their school bus that doesn’t have seat belts The fatality rate in a truck or SUV is 48 times that of school buses per passenger-mile.

  • Durishin Durishin on Jun 08, 2009

    I loved the poke @ "Cable News." Damn! These guys have propaganda down don't they? Brian, better wipe off your nose.

  • Limo hire Limo hire on Jun 13, 2009

    Might have all the gadkets of a knight industrys car but how ugly is that car!!!???