JFK's possible ambulance goes for $132,000
January 23rd, 2011
11:47 AM ET

JFK's possible ambulance goes for $132,000

A 1963 Pontiac ambulance that supposedly carried the body of President John F. Kennedy after his assassination was sold at a Scottsdale, Arizona, auction Saturday night for $132,000.

The price would have probably been much higher except that the ambulance's authenticity been cast into question before the sale, said McKeel Hagerty, president of collector car insurer Hagerty Insurance.

Some experts and bloggers had cast doubts on the authenticity of the vehicle and whether it had actually ever carried Kennedy's body.

The ambulance that might have carried John F. Kennedy.
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Maria

    LOL JFK was taken to Parkland Hospital in the car he was shot in, there was no ambulance. Someone got screwed.

    January 23, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2008/11/17/head-sh0t/

    January 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. x-rev

    Maria,
    It did not say it was the ambulance used to take him to the hospital.. it is the ambulance used to carry his body to the airport after his death.

    January 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Randy

    This ambulance is 1 of 2 ambulances that took President Kennedy from the Airport to Bethesda Military Hospital and then to the Capitol Bldg where he was laid out for viewing.

    January 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Randy and Maria can't both be right. Who is right??

    January 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT

    first who cares.. i guess if you were a museum or something that had a jfk set-up it might be a ok prop..

    i would have rather bought a 69 trans am for that much money or a 73-74 superduty ta.

    January 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Randy

    Cesar
    We both are right...Marie was talking about right after he got shot and i am talking about when he got back to Washington DC after he was dead in Dallas... She is before the plane ride and i am talking about after the airplane ride

    January 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    Oh

    January 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    LBJ did it.

    January 23, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jzk411

    Wow.....I've got some prime swamp land in central Fla I'd like to sell the schmuck who bought that vehicle!!

    January 23, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
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    January 24, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  12. Glad I Got a History Degree for Sumthin'

    Randy, x-rev, Cesar and Maria,

    Actually the statements above are ALL wrong!...the ambulance in question did not take JFK to Parkland, it did not take him to either Love Field from Parkland or TO Andrews Airforce Base and it most certainly did not take him the the Capitol. JFK, after being shot was transported to Parkland hospital in the 1961 Lincoln Continental limousine he was shot in...NOT the above ambulance. The above ambulance (if it was not the identical one crushed at the behest of the Kennedy family in the 1980s) did pick up JFK's casket at Andrews Airforce Base and took him to Bethesda Naval hospital but he was NOT taken to the Capitol building in it to lie in state. That was done on Sunday from the White House via a horse-drawn gun carriage. A Navy ambulance, quite possibly this ambulance did bring him home to the White House for the last time on Saturday morning November 23, 1963 from Bethesda after he was autopsied and embalmed there. Sources of good info: Two books: Four Days and The Death of a President.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Randy

      I stand corrected. You are right

      January 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. staciclay

    Clearance Auto Insurance reduce the rates for long-time auto insurance customers. They just now reduced my rates!

    January 24, 2011 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    Still, how did Oswald know to get a job at the book repository well before JFK even knew he was going to Dallas.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  15. beezo

    Ur all a buncha JACKWAGONS JFK isnt even dead that was a fake prez the real jfk lives next door to me

    January 24, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |