Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Licence plates on JFK assassination limo sell for $100,000

The licence plates that were on the limousine carrying president John F Kennedy when he was assassinated in Dallas have sold at auction for 100,000 US dollars (£66,500).

The plates sold for well over the initial bid of 40,000 US dollars (£26,500), said Noah Fleisher, from Heritage Auctions.

Mr Fleisher said they were purchased by a "high-end Kennedy collector" who requested anonymity.

Heritage said that after the 1963 assassination, the limousine 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 from the rubbish.

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, offered them for auction.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph