You may not know that the President-elect Joe Biden is an avid petrolhead. Politics aside, here’s Joe Biden and the several cars he has used till date
After quite a dramatic period, the democratic candidate, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. turns out to be the 46th President of the United States of America, beating the current US President Donald Trump. When it comes to Biden, there’s a lot to talk about. However, our story today is not about American politics. If you are with us, wondering what drives the 46th President of the US, Joe Biden, here’s what you are looking for.
You may or may not know that Joe Biden was born and raised around cars. Biden’s father had been a successfully used car salesman and the nature of his father’s career had brought a lot of different cars to their garage. “I remember my senior prom, being able to take a 7,000-mile Chrysler 300D off the lot”, said Biden in his early interviews. Joe Biden’s first ever car was the 1951 Studebaker which was then followed by a 1952 Plymouth Convertible. Also, he owned a 1956 Chevrolet during his college along with a Mercedes-Benz 190L equipped with Solex carburettor.
Above all, the most prized possession of Biden came in the form of a Goodwood green-coloured 1967 Chevrolet Corvette, which is powered by a 327 cubic-inch V8 engine churning out 350 horsepower. Being a convertible, this Chevrolet Corvette came as a wedding gift from his father in 1967 and it has stayed with Biden until now. The engine of the car has been rebuilt to ensure a high performance. It is a loveable convertible with the beautiful tan-brown upholstery which completely compliments the Goodwood green shade.
Apart from the Chevrolet Corvette, Joe Biden used to travel in an armoured Cadillac limousine when working as the Vice-President of the US under Obama’s government. Being a Vice-President at that time didn’t allow Biden to drive or travel in any other vehicle for the sake of safety and security. Now that Biden now becomes the new President, he will be chauffeured in “The Beast” – a bullet-proof Cadillac for the US President. It is assumed that having a President who's a petrolhead might lead to some amendments in the legislation policies about the automotive industries. Also, it should be noted that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s government will be the strong supporters of the climate change control, which could possibly lead to some radical changes in the electric vehicle policies.