Last week, noted car collector Stephen Tebo of Boulder, CO purchased a rather morose piece of political and historical significance at the Scottsdale, AZ car auction : the hearse which carried John F. Kennedy Jr.’s body. While not having quite as much significance as the 1961 Lincoln Continental in which JFK was shot (which is now housed at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit), the hearse is still an iconic, and tragic, part of the legend of JFK.
Purchased for $176,000 (after auction fees), this hearse joins cars used by John Lennon, Frank Sinatra… and a Batmobile. It’s interesting to note that the average value for this particular car would be around $40,000 were it not for this unfortunate significance. Tebo hopes to open a museum to display his 400 iconic cars.
Show me the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor modified into the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 (apparently sold on eBay in 2009) and I’ll be there.