Skip to comments.For sale: Hearse that carried John F. Kennedy's body in Dallas
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.
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It’s not something that I’d ever want.
So the Kennedys took the body home to play with or something? That’s just weird.
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.
The Clinton Museum?
I thought the North Koreans had it?!
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.
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.
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.
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!”
I want it!
Adam Clymer will cry over this.
The problem with the hearse is when you drive it, it always goes back and to the left.
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?
1964 passenger cars would have come out in Oct, 63. Don’t know about hearses.
Clinton would probably like to have a conquest in it.
Look for it on Pawn Stars. But they won’t but it.
"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."
But...But It won’t pass an emissions test.
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’m so sick of hearing about JFK. The man was a womanizer, and he was a pig.
Glad he’s gone.
Where did you find that picture?
Ha. Google image.
Thanx. I’m good on opinion and lazy on research.
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.
Thanks, I agree!
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?
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.
“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.”
I'm afraid to look, but I'll bet there's even a website.
Try reading the article, this is explained.
Good question. We all know the answer, but imagine historians 100 years from now!
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?
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.