Last Night in Arizona, They Sold the Hearse That Drove JFK from Parkland to Love Field


I felt the need last night, the need for the Speed channel, which carried the live-from-Scottsdale broadcast of the Barrett-Jackson auction -- where, as you're well aware by now, they put a certain hearse of local renown on the bidding block. So, then, how much did they fetch for Vernon O'Neal's '64 Caddy that took John Kennedy from Parkland Memorial to Dallas Love Field? Not nearly as much as they'd expected (and, certainly, hoped): a mere $160,000. or $176,000 with the buyers commission. For around the same price you could have also bought this 1963 Volkswagen 23 Window Deluxe Microbus Samba with matching 1971 Eriba Puck camping trailer; this 1969/1970 Shelby GT500 Fastback; or this '51 Mercury with the 276cid Flathead.
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RC
RC

Saturday night they sold a Tucker for about $4.9 mil. Damn. The guy that owned it is the dry wall king of Phoenix.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

also enjoy how the 69/70 GT500 was labeled as a FORD-Goodyear show car, yet its sporting Firestones at the show

NONE
NONE

my understanding is that there were four "possible" ambulances that MIGHT have been the one with JFKs body, and this one just got the JB Validation Credentials.  Face it, a 1964 caddy ambulance is an ugly vehicle with terrible performance.  I happen to own a Ranch Jeep from the LBJ ranch used to actually get about instead of the big Lincolns that the Johnson's roared around it...when I got it, the things in the glovebox included a 30-30 cartridge and a roll of toilet paper.  sure enough...that would have been LBJ!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Love watching hours on end of Barrett Jackson, the string of million dollar cars from about 5 oclock on was awesome

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

I was watching that yesterday ... turned it off when they started talking about the hearse "up for bids soon ..."..   Too damn creepy.

In a related / unrelated matter ... I met a woman several years ago who danced with JFK at the Fort Worth party the day before his death.  She was a teenager (16 or 17) and her family was well connected Fort Worth society.

She was still slightly haunted by the memory.

Guest
Guest

He must've been a horrible dancer for that to have haunted her for this long.

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