Wednesday 28 September 2016

JFK assassination limo licence plates up for auction

Published 06/11/2015 | 20:21

The limousine's licence plates are up for auction. (AP)
The limousine's licence plates are up for auction. (AP)

The licence plates from the limousine carrying John F Kennedy when he was assassinated in Dallas on November 22 1963, are going up for auction.

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The opening bid for the plates being offered by Heritage Auctions on Saturday in Dallas is 40,000 US dollars.

Heritage says that after the assassination, the vehicle was sent for upgrades to a Cincinnati company that retrofitted presidential limousines.

When a new set of plates arrived, the old plates were discarded. But the company's owner retrieved them.

The owner, Willard Hess, kept the plates between books on his bookshelf. His daughter, who later kept them in a drawer in her Ohio kitchen, is offering them for auction.

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