Two Miniature Sheets of 5 each
Miniature Sheet #1:
12p 1924 Packard Single 6-Touring (Emilio
12p 1937 Chrysler Airflow Custom Imperial
CW (Manuel L. Quezon)
12p 1942 Packard Custom Super Eight: 180
Limousine (Jose P. Laurel)
12p 1953 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine
12p 1955 Cadillac Series 75-23 (Ramon
Miniature Sheet #2:
12p 1980 Lincoln Continental Mark VI
Signature Series (Ferdinand E. Marcos)
12p 1986 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL (Corazon
12p 1986 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Guard (Fidel
12p 1993 Mercedes-Benz S600 (Joseph Ejercito
12p 1993 Mercedes-Benz S600 Limousine V140
Designer: Victorino Z. Serevo
First Day Covers: Manila
PRESIDENTIAL CARS - Miniature Sheets
EMILIO AGUINALDO (1899-1901): 1924 Packard
Single 6-Touring. Aquinaldo was officially recognized as
president of the First Republic from 1899 to 1901. He did not
have an official presidential car; however, he owned a 1924
Single Six Packard Model 226, a seven-seater limousine. It run
on a 4.4-liter engine that provides 54 horsepower. It offered
seating for seven along with lashings of wood and vinyl. The
Packard was powered by a straight six engine with a displacement of
MANUEL L. QUEZON (1935-1941): 1937
Chrysler Airflow Custom Imperial CW. Quezon served under
Commonwealth Government from. He used a 1937
Chrysler Airflow as his official car. It was one of the first
full-sized cars to use streamlining design to make it less
susceptible to air resistance. It was three meters wide, five
feet tall and could seat five people. It was restored to
running condition during the 400th Anniversary of Baler (Quezon's
hometown) and 131st Quezon's birthday on August 19, 2009.
JOSE P. LAUREL (1943-1945): 1942 Packard
Custom Super Eight - 180 Limousine. Laurel was the president
during the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines. He used a Packard 180 Model
as his official car. Packard advertised it during the 1940's
as having the most powerful eight cylinder engine - a 5.8 liter
power train that produces 162 horsepower. It was also the
first car to incorporate power windows. Packard stopped
production in February 1942 at the onset of World War II.
ELPIDIO QUIRINO (1945-1953): 1953 Chrysler Crown
Imperial Limousine. Quirino served as Sixth president.
His preferred car was the Chrysler's Crown Imperial, a luxury car
that was positioned against Cadillac, Lincoln and Packard. A
car fit for president, Quirino's Imperial Crown was a long wheelbase
version that offered seating for five along with a partition window
that separated the driver from the rear passengers. This being
a Chrysler product, there were no surprised under the hood: a
big thumping 331 cubic inch Fire Power V8. The 5.4 liter-made
180 PS to propel over two tons of steel, iron and leather.
RAMON MAGSAYSAY (1953-1957): 1955 Cadillac
Series 75-23. Magsaysay famously drove a Willys Jeep when he
was Secretary of Defense. When he became president, he was comfortably seated in the backseat of a l952 Cadillac Series 75-23.
Measuring over 6 meters long and two meters wide, it had a
seven-seat configuration without a partition window. It was
powered with a 5.4 Liter V8 engine with an output of over 250
horsepower. It was rather advanced for its time with its four
speed automatic transmission.
FERDINAND E. MARCOS (1965-1986):
1980 Lincoln Continental Mark VI Signature Series. Marcos served as
president for 21 years. During his two-decades rule, he was
reported to have used several presidential cars, but one that stood
out was the 1980 Lincoln Continental Mark VI Signature Series, the
first bulletproof vehicle used by a Philippine president. It
was highly customized and very imposing.
Its long wheelbase variant is almost 21 feet long and can
weigh about 4 tons. This
car was all about comfort with blue & gray colors dominating the
interior, complimented with wood and chrome trimmings.
It also had a unique embossing in the seats, part of the
limited and luxurious feature of this car:
a digital gauge cluster with a full function trip computer.
The driver has “miles to empty” plus an “estimated time of
CORAZON (CORY) AQUINO (1986-1992): 1986
Mercedes-Benz 500SEL. Cory became president after Marcos was
ousted during the People Power Revolution. Her preferred
presidential car, the government issued Mercedes-Benz 124 Sedan, was
replaced by Mercedes-Benz 500SEL. It was the first official
state car to feature bulletproof panels and windows with glass
measuring almost 2 inches in thickness. The levels of
protection were unheard of the 1980's and even featured fixed rear
windows to ensure the rigidity of the glass in case somebody shot at
it. The driver would be able to get out of harms' way quickly,
FIDEL V. RAMOS (1992-1998): 1986
Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Guard. Ramos official car was the type
used by Germany's counter-terrorism unit, the GSG-9. It comes
with thinner bulletproof glass, ballistic panels and a special
switchboard exclusive to S-Class Guard models. It houses the
controls for lights and sirens, as well as a "check" button for the
control module and fuses.
JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA (1998-2001): 1993
Mercedes-Benz S600. Estrada was not able to complete his
six-year term. He was ousted due to charges of corruption.
His choice for presidential car was Mercerdes-Benz S600, internally
known as the W140, whose armoring has been beefed-up, featured even
thicker steel plates in the doors and the use of Kevlar, the same
material used in bulletproof vests. The S600 is powered by a
6.0 liter V12 engine and its 394 PS output is more than enough to
overcome the extra weight brought on by bulletproofing. At the
back, Estrada has his own TV and telephone and, apart from the
Presidential Seal, the rear quarters are standard S-Class fare.
GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO (2001-2010): 1993 Mercedes-Benz S600 Limousine V140.
After the ouster of Estrada, as his Vice President, Macapagal-Arroyo
served the remaining term of Estrada. She ran for president
and won, making hers to be the longest serving presidency. Her
choice of official car came with a 6.0 liter V123, with its interior
matching the Rolls-Royce Phantom V in terms of luxuries. It
offered seating for seven along with lashings of wood and vinyl.