Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kim Jong-Il's hearse is a Lincoln?

Speculation is rife about the make and model of Kim's funeral car.  Something Communist, like a ZIL or a HongQi?  Or maybe German, like a Mercedes or a VW Phaeton.  An archival search revealed that his father, Kim Il-Sung, was transported atop an American Lincoln limo during his 1994 funeral.


7 comments:

Richard Chen said...

Breaking: The National Funeral Committee has brought out the Lincoln. (via BBC)

Londo said...

The North Koreans HATE Americans, yet they move their leader to his final resting place with one of the United State's most famous vehicles. That would be like moving Eisenhower to his grave on a Russian-built GAZ vehicle during the height of the cold war.

Anonymous said...

It looks like a ZIL-41047. Russian.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Mercury Marquis 76-78

Anonymous said...

THAT BE ONE BAD RIDE WITH THE CHROME HEADLAMP DOORS LIKE THE PIMP CARS HAD A FEW MOONS AGO !!

Anonymous said...

It does look a lot like the Zil somebody mentioned but it's definately a Lincoln. Notice the oval window on the side toward the back. One can just barely make it out but it's there. The Mercury Grand Marquis would not have had the oval window

Matthew said...

Definitely a mid-'70s Lincoln Town Car, modified