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Old 12-30-2010, 11:36 PM
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Is this the car Bobb Kossoff has been trying to sell (eBay, etc.) for years?
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:15 AM
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The current owner posted on the old message board back in August of this year looking for information on this 63 Pontiac. He stated that all the identification plates/stampings are believed to be real and original.

It is the same person featured in this article:

http://www.pontiacsonline.com/63%20AMBULANCE%20JFK.htm
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:48 AM
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Ambulance appears at 7:20



Looks like the ambulance driver and nurse thought they were going to drive to the hospital, but they got booted out onto the tarmac...
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:23 AM
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If someone knows a good media person at the national level, or even a local level that is willing to do some digging - seems like they could solve this mystery...
I don't have any contacts past I once spoke with Larry King's engineer when I was in radio (Larry was on the Mutual Broadcasting Network then...), and Vinnie Politan stepped on my hand one time... those hardly qualify as great media contacts in 2010.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:45 PM
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Recent discussion of the car, and interesting information Jack provided -

http://www.professionalcarsociety.or...8028#post28028
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:46 PM
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... they have this car carrying him twice. I understood it went from the plane to the white house only...
As I recall the story (from ten months before I was born), he was transported in the ambulance from the plane to Bethesda Naval Hospital for an autopsy, and then from there to the White House.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:00 PM
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Here's a couple questions. On the news footage at Andrews Air Force Base and the footage filmed at the White House were the Naval numbers on the ambulance door the same or not? Because (as Steve stated above) the Body went to Bethesda Naval Hospital for the autopsy over night and from there to the White House the next evening. And didn't someone point out a second ambulance in the background of a news photo taken during the transport/transfer of the slain Presidents body once a few years back here when this ambulance was a subject of another discussion? SO... there could have been a second or maybe even a third ambulance used at some point that didn't get scrapped maybe and survived?
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:32 PM
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The plot thickens...Jack Pinner stated that the ambulance in question was manufactured by Memphis Coach to government specifications matching a Superior, but this coach has an ID tag that clearly states it was manufactured by Superior Coach? Somebody is fibbing...
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:39 PM
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lets let that discussion drop a bit and stick with this one. quite obvious in the pictures posted that the front end of the car has been repainted. over spray in the inner fender that's fresh. the side view shows the color does not match. they state only 15 made that year? that the car was mothballed for years then sold at auction?? were was it mothballed. the car still has the original tires on it?? there clam is the ID tag shows that it was station at Bethesda. but no pictures of the tag. all the tag in my 72 never had were it was stationed at. just the contract number lot ID and assigned GSA licence number. as for the taking him to Bethesda for a autopsy then to the white house. wrong. he went from Andrews to the whites house. I have pictures, watched it live. I was a freshman in high school sitting in study hall when the announcement was made. a TV was wheeled in so we could watch. then school was canceled for the day. they filmed everything from start to finish. it was the only thing on tv for days till they buried him. goggle JFY. its all there. there was only one autopsy done on him in Texas. they did how ever change caskets before placing it on view in the rotunda. BJ may eat this one the question is before or after some one pays big bucks for it. my bet is it never makes it across the block but it get a lot of advertising. this is not he car that was on e-bay. I have a few pictures of it. here they are and my 72s GAS tag. and the add for this one. the last is the ambulance pulling into the white house that evening from Andrews
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:36 PM
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Call me blind, or crazy, or whatever but I didn't see a C siren on any of the videos concerning the events of that day. I remember watching it live, that's all that was on tv for days.

I wish this whole issue would get resovled one way or the other, once and for all. It seems to pop up from time to time, gets everybody's panties in a wad, then it goes away for awhile.JMHO
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