Car used by King sent to civil rights museum

One of the only vehicles known to have been used by Martin Luther King Jr. will start its journey back home to Memphis, Tenn., today after a long and storied journey to Indiana.

The car, a white 1966 Lincoln Continental with a black top, has been restored so thoroughly that it probably could be driven all the way to the National Civil Rights Museum.

But Rich Fortner, who has spent the last eight months toiling over, cursing at and loving the car, isn't taking any chances. A flatbed truck will carry the Lincoln home today.

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