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For sale: Hearse that carried John F. Kennedy's body in Dallas
Los Angeles Times ^ | January 16, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Posted on 01/16/2012 5:42:14 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

An auto auction company in Scottsdale, Ariz., plans to sell a 1964 Cadillac hearse that company executives say transported the body of President Kennedy after he was assassinated in Dallas. The car was used to take the body from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Love Field Airport, where Air Force One was waiting to return it to Washington.

The Barrett-Jackson company has posted photos of the hearse on its website, along with a history of the vehicle.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: auction; hearse; jfk; kennedy

1 posted on 01/16/2012 5:42:25 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s not something that I’d ever want.


2 posted on 01/16/2012 5:49:12 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: ConservativeStatement

So the Kennedys took the body home to play with or something? That’s just weird.


3 posted on 01/16/2012 5:50:50 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: ConservativeStatement
Who cares?
I sure don't.
4 posted on 01/16/2012 5:51:39 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: ConservativeStatement

This thing should be in a museum or some place like that. American History. Kennedy Museum. Maybe transported and put under glass in the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas if there is space, something like that, I would imagine.


5 posted on 01/16/2012 5:53:23 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (The top leading CONSERVATIVE as of today in terms of 2012 GOP convention delegates, is RICK SANTORUM)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Let's see if any of these well-heeled leftwing billionaires steps up to the plate to rescue the Holy Chariot. My bet is, they won't spend their own money but some will propose a government grant to buy it and build a museum around it (with taxpayer's money, of course.)
6 posted on 01/16/2012 6:01:27 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

The Clinton Museum?


7 posted on 01/16/2012 6:02:35 PM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: ConservativeStatement

I thought the North Koreans had it?!


8 posted on 01/16/2012 6:04:02 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I have a theory regarding the Kennedy assasination. THE MAN DIED ALMOST 50 YEARS AGO!!!! We’ve already granted him Sainthood, let’s move on.


9 posted on 01/16/2012 6:04:18 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: ConservativeStatement

If I had it I’d use it like a limo, hire it out for
Proms, DNC conventions etc. Maybe salt the back
from time to time with spent 6.5 Carcano bullets.


10 posted on 01/16/2012 6:04:55 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Sounds like a good plan to me. It might be better if you made the brass into key chain fobs. You could probably sell those on ebay. Should be a simple way of etching Kennedy’s image one them.


11 posted on 01/16/2012 6:09:51 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: ConservativeStatement
MUNSTER KOACH II? Photobucket
12 posted on 01/16/2012 6:11:37 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: meatloaf

Oh we’d sell those alright but just imagine...

“Suzanne, look what I found in the seat!!!”
“My god, the bullet that killed Kennedy!”
“Quick, hide it and we’ll put it on the shrine
when we get back. Nancy P. will be soooo jealous!”


13 posted on 01/16/2012 6:14:56 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I want it!

14 posted on 01/16/2012 6:20:46 PM PST by Loud Mime (When conceit and anger are part of your religion, it's a political movement, not a religion.)
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15 posted on 01/16/2012 6:48:13 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Adam Clymer will cry over this.


16 posted on 01/16/2012 6:48:47 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The problem with the hearse is when you drive it, it always goes back and to the left.


17 posted on 01/16/2012 6:50:57 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

How could a 1964 hearse transport Kennedy when the assassination took place in 1963?

Or am I missing something about “new model year” vehicles here?


18 posted on 01/16/2012 7:08:15 PM PST by DNME (A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright. - Robert Heinlein)
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To: DNME

1964 passenger cars would have come out in Oct, 63. Don’t know about hearses.


19 posted on 01/16/2012 7:09:21 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: donozark
The Clinton Museum?

Clinton would probably like to have a conquest in it.

20 posted on 01/16/2012 7:23:43 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Look for it on Pawn Stars. But they won’t but it.


21 posted on 01/16/2012 7:55:26 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: morphing libertarian; DNME
From another article:

"The hearse was built by the Miller-Meteor company as a display vehicle to introduce the new model year body at the National Funeral Directors Association Convention held in Dallas in October of 1963. At the end of the convention, the O'Neal Funeral Home bought the hearse not knowing that just a month later, on November 22, they would use it to transport the body of President Kennedy."

22 posted on 01/16/2012 7:59:41 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

23 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:38 PM PST by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: ConservativeStatement

But...But It won’t pass an emissions test.


24 posted on 01/16/2012 8:24:57 PM PST by Revel
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To: Charles Martel

Back in the day, was it a big deal for the families to know their loved ones were being carried the hearse that transported JFK? Was that a big sell in the funeral arrangements?


25 posted on 01/16/2012 8:28:06 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m so sick of hearing about JFK. The man was a womanizer, and he was a pig.

Glad he’s gone.


26 posted on 01/16/2012 8:38:57 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Where did you find that picture?

FMail?


27 posted on 01/16/2012 8:54:45 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

Ha. Google image.


28 posted on 01/16/2012 9:00:12 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: ConservativeStatement
Hmmm Time for bed after watching the weather report...
29 posted on 01/16/2012 9:09:41 PM PST by Senormechanico
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To: Charles Martel

Thanx. I’m good on opinion and lazy on research.


30 posted on 01/17/2012 7:09:53 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Well, the Lincoln he was shot in is on display in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. The limo that Reagan used is also there, I believe.


31 posted on 01/17/2012 7:17:49 AM PST by Fair Paul
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To: Huskrrrr

Thanks, I agree!


32 posted on 01/17/2012 7:20:40 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Fair Paul
Since it is a safe bet the Henry Ford Museum will not display a Cadillac, Obama will request funding for a Government Motors Museum.
33 posted on 01/17/2012 7:33:15 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Deaf Smith
Back in the day, was it a big deal for the families to know their loved ones were being carried the hearse that transported JFK? Was that a big sell in the funeral arrangements?

I suppose not, since the blurb that I found (upthread) stated that the O'Neal Funeral Home bought the hearse *not* knowing that it would be used to haul Kennedy's carcass.

Now, if it had said that the funeral home bought it while knowing that it *would* be so used - my, wouldn't the conspiracists have fun with that?

34 posted on 01/17/2012 8:58:27 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

I think you missread my post.
The hearse stayed in service for the O’Neals for a few more years and then another funeral home bought it for use.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2012/01/kennedy-hearse-auction-arizona.html
“Does it look the way it did back then?

A collector — a member of our club — owned it after the second funeral home painted it a brown, sort of a dark gold color, and he repainted it white and restored it in the 1990s.”


35 posted on 01/17/2012 4:34:26 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Deaf Smith
Car collectors who have "thing" for hearses... enough of them to form a club, even. Who knew?

I'm afraid to look, but I'll bet there's even a website.

36 posted on 01/17/2012 4:49:12 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Title should read...."Hearse that allegedly carried John F Kennedy's body in Dallas."
37 posted on 01/17/2012 4:58:06 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: DNME

Try reading the article, this is explained.


38 posted on 01/17/2012 5:04:04 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: DNME
How could a 1964 hearse transport Kennedy when the assassination took place in 1963?

Good question. We all know the answer, but imagine historians 100 years from now!

39 posted on 01/17/2012 5:05:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Any day now you’ll be able to buy a 2013 year model. Oh, and by the way, have you seen the May issue of Playboy magazine on newstands now?


40 posted on 01/17/2012 5:07:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Don't forget the DUmmies will be reading this...

HEY DUmmies JFK said:

I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago.

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe - the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.

We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage - and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty...

My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - but rather, ask what you can do for your country!

Read it, love it, live it.

41 posted on 01/17/2012 5:25:03 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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