Kennedy assassin’s getaway cab faces the hammer

2010-06-05 10:44

The Checker cab once known as Lee Harvey Oswald’s getaway car is

headed to auction.

Cab 36 is part of the collection that will go up for sale today at

the defunct Pate Museum of Transportation in Cresson near Fort Worth.

RM Auctions car specialist Donnie Gould estimates the cab will

fetch around $30 000 (R233 325) – rather more than the nickel Oswald paid for

his cab fare on November 22, 1963, just moments after John F Kennedy was fatally


Oswald hailed the cab because the bus he initially tried to escape

in got stuck in traffic.

Oswald is accused of assassinating Kennedy with a shot to the head

from a sixth floor window at the old Texas School Book Depository in Dallas.


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