A shot of the Navy ambulance just after John F. Kennedy's body was moved from Air Force One to the vehicle.

JFK ambulance up for auction in Arizona

The 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Ambulance that transported Kennedy's casket to the hospital is for sale


Associated Press
January 7, 2011 9:17PM (UTC)

Bidders at an Arizona car auction will have a chance to buy the ambulance that carried the body of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, after it arrived in the Washington area from Dallas.

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. in Scottsdale says the 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Naval Ambulance transported Kennedy's casket from Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base to Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.

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The same ambulance was used to move Kennedy's casket, along with the late president's wife and brother Robert, to the U.S. Capitol Building.

Many watching grainy black and white images that November day saw Jackie Kennedy, with her blood stained clothing, enter the ambulance.

The auction runs Jan. 17-23.

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