Lonnie Shelton of Pampa, Texas has just become the proud new owner of a 1948 Lincoln Continental once owned by Babe Ruth himself. The hardtop coupe has the dark distinction being Ruth's last Lincoln. The legendary ballplayer was struck with cancer in 1947 and, after a brief period of remission, eventually succumbed to the disease. Before that, however, the Ford Motor Company honored Ruth for his efforts at promoting Little League Baseball by giving him this '48 Continental. Ruth spent many of his final days traveling behind the wheel of the Lincoln to various speaking engagements.

Shelton found the Continental in the Texas Museum of Automotive History, and while he typically favors muscle cars, the collector couldn't pass up the chance to own the significant piece of baseball's past. He won't disclose exactly how much he paid for the Babe's last ride, but you can get a closer look at the '48 Lincoln in the video below.



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      James
      • 2 Years Ago
      They're just not making beautiful cars like this any longer. If its not a box with headlights, it's not getting through regulations.
      Brodz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Look at those sofas in the back. Those look like the most comfortable thing you could sit in, on a ride to anywhere. Real Shame Lincoln doesn't make special cars like this anymore
      Gilly
      • 2 Years Ago
      absolutely stunning
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      gfviperman
      • 2 Years Ago
      Saw this last weekend at the "Chryslers in the Canyon" car show just south of Amarillo. Had a good time talking to Lonnie. Car looks super even if it's not a MOPAR. But ... Lonnie pulled the very neat trailer with a RAM!!