Hearse Used After JFK Slain In Dallas Sells


Salon Staff
January 25, 2012 3:00AM (UTC)

DALLAS (AP) — The man who paid $176,000 for the white hearse used to transport President John F. Kennedy's body following his assassination in Dallas plans to include it in his collection of about 400 cars in Colorado.

Stephen Tebo, a real estate developer from Boulder, bought the hearse Saturday that was being offered by Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. of Scottsdale, Ariz. He got the car with a bid of $160,000, plus a $16,000 buyer's premium.

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The auction company said that the 1964 Cadillac hearse carried Kennedy's body as well as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Air Force One at Dallas' Love Field for the flight back to Washington following his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.

Tebo said that he plans to eventually turn his car collection into a museum.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com


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