D. Roosevelt was to give his infamy
speech to Congress
the next day,
and although the
trip from the White House to Capitol Hill was short, agents weren't sure
to transport him
the time, Federal Law prohibited buying any cars that cost more than
$750, so they would have to get clearance
Congress to do that, and nobody had time for that. One of the Secret
Service members, however, discovered
the US Treasury had seized the bulletproof car that mobster Al Capone
owned when he was sent to jail in 1931.
cleaned it, made sure it was running fine and had it ready for the
President the day after.