Texas History

Last Night in Arizona, They Sold the Hearse That Drove JFK from Parkland to Love Field


I felt the need last night, the need for the Speed channel, which carried the live-from-Scottsdale broadcast of the Barrett-Jackson auction -- where, as you're well aware by now, they put a certain hearse of local renown on the bidding block. So, then, how much did they fetch for Vernon O'Neal's '64 Caddy that took John Kennedy from Parkland Memorial to Dallas Love Field? Not nearly as much as they'd expected (and, certainly, hoped): a mere $160,000. or $176,000 with the buyers commission. For around the same price you could have also bought this 1963 Volkswagen 23 Window Deluxe Microbus Samba with matching 1971 Eriba Puck camping trailer; this 1969/1970 Shelby GT500 Fastback; or this '51 Mercury with the 276cid Flathead.

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Robert Wilonsky
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