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Monday, January 17, 2011

The Barrett-Jackson Auction, Scottsdale, AZ

Photo by owner John Jensen
The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will sell one of the most historically significant vehicles in U.S. history at its 40th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 17-23, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.  The 1963 Pontiac Bonneville ambulance which will sell at No Reserve, carried John F. Kennedy’s casket from Air Force One, after his assassination in Dallas.

Not only did the ambulance transport JFK following his untimely death, it’s one of the finest examples of an un-restored ambulance from that time period.  It’s also one of the most significant and historical vehicles ever offered for sale.

The ambulance met Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington D.C. following President Kennedy's assassination.  It transported President Kennedy’s flag-draped casket, his wife, Jacqueline and his brother, Robert F. Kennedy, the U.S. Attorney General at that time, from Andrews to Bethesda Naval Hospital and later to the U.S. Capitol.

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world.

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