Hey, Where Did North Korea Get that Lincoln Contintental From?

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Watching the secret footage of the funeral of Korean dictator Kim Jong-il has an eerie Cold War feel to it. While the footage is certainly better than what James Bond might have shot with a camera embedded in a shoe or ball point pen, the snow, the huge military presence and the 1970s-era Lincoln Continentals are all reminders of the not-so-distant past.

The New York Times points out that it’s odd to see the body of Kim Jong-il transported on a vehicle made by his sworn enemy – the USA. Car aficionados were quick to pounce on the video and photos like this one with their opinions of make and model. Perhaps a 1975 or 1976 model, brought in through China – North Korea’s largest trading partner. (Read more at Backflashes)

(Photo credit: Associated Press)

Kathy Drasky
Kathy Drasky regularly writes about online culture. Her marketing and communications work with the ANZA Technology Network, Advance Global Australians and with various Australians and Australian enterprises has led to at least a dozen trips Down Under.

An accomplished digital photographer, her photos have appeared in 7x7 Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and Google Schmap.
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One Response to Hey, Where Did North Korea Get that Lincoln Contintental From?

  1. Troels January 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    I believe the car comes from Japan because of the small side view mirrors on the middle of the radiator. It was required by law in the 1970’ties in Japan.

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