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The Many Cars of Joe Biden -- PICTURES

photo of Ethan Klapper
September 6, 2011

Vice President Joe Biden is a car aficionado, having owned multiple classics over the course of his lifetime. He speaks to Car and Driver in its October 2011 issue about his love of cars, and how he laments not being allowed to drive due to security concerns. Here's a look at some of the cars that Biden speaks about.

Chrysler 300DBiden remembers driving a 7,000-mile Chrysler 300D for his senior prom off a car lot his father managed.— PHOTO: JACK_SNELL/FLICKR(PHOTO: JACK_SNELL/FLICKR)

1951 Studebaker"My dad thought it was nice and calm, but it had that overdrive, and it was fast," Biden recalls.— PHOTO: DOK1/FLICKR(DOK1/FLICKR)

1952 Plymouth ConvertibleBiden's next car, which he considers his favorite, was a 1952 Plymouth convertible. His was candy-apple red.— PHOTO: DONNIKOWSKI/FLICKR(DONNIKOWSKI/FLICKR)

 

1956 ChevyBiden also had a 1956 Chevy.— PHOTO: REUBEN YAU/FLICKR(REUBEN YAU/FLICKR)

Mercedes 190SLIn college, Biden purchased a Mercedes 190SL with 100,000 miles on it.— PHOTO: COLLECTOR CAR ADS/FLICKR(COLLECTOR CAR ADS/FLICKR)

1967 CorvetteBiden still owns his 1967 Goodwood-green Corvette. It "really gets up and goes," he said.— PHOTO: DVS1MN/FLICKR(DVS1MN/FLICKR)

 

Cadillac CTS-VBiden's brother owns this car, and Biden drove it down his 1,700-foot-long driveway—as far as the Secret Service would let him drive it. "That thing could probably beat my Corvette," he said.— PHOTO: JEFF LEE PHOTO/FLICKR(JEFF LEE PHOTO/FLICKR)

Amtrak But the wheels in which Biden has spent the most time are these. Read Biden's remembrance of Sept. 11, 2011, which starts out, "I was, as usual, taking the train."— PHOTO: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GETTY IMAGES(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

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