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Scottsdale car auction to offer JFK ambulance

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Posted: Friday, January 7, 2011 9:07 am

Bidders this month 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 car auction says the 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Naval Ambulance is the one that transported Kennedy's casket from Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, to Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.

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

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

Once the ambulance's military service was up, it was sold as surplus.

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