David began collecting vintage cars in 2003, a passion that would see him assemble a collection of 60 plus antique and classic cars over just six years. In 2009 he sold two-thirds of his collection when his focus changed to classic cars with historical automotive pedigrees – particularly European sports cars and pre and post-World War II cars.
Today, David’s collection houses approximately 20 vehicles and includes the very rare 1962 Lincoln Continental “Bubble Top” limousine used by President John F. Kennedy and even more frequently by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Known by Secret Service fleet number, 297-X, it paraded dignitaries including: the Apollo astronauts; President Lyndon B. Johnson; Vice Presidents Hubert Humphrey and Spiro Agnew; and Pope Paul VI to name a few.
It was a backup for the Elwood Engel-designed 1961 Lincoln Continental presidential limousine, Secret Service number 100-X, in which JFK was assassinated. Also known as “Jackie’s Bubble Top”, it was modified by Hess & Eisenhardt to protect backseat passengers from the elements with a Plexiglas roof and it featured a luxurious interior. This icon of the “Camelot” era will make a public appearance on the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.
David Disiere’s classic cars are a regular at the premiere classic car shows, with his 1948 Delahaye 135 M Faget-Varnet Cabriolet that took First In Class in the K-2 Delahaye Postwar category winning Best In Class at the exclusive Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2016.