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Oswald’s Getaway Cab Auctioned: Was it worth $35,000?

We all know the story of Lee Harvey Oswald and where we was when he apparently killed JFK. We also know that he used a cab as a getaway vehicle — so you will be shocked to learn that Oswald’s cab was auctioned off, where an Illinois car museum paid $35,750.

The 1962 Marathon taxicab is un-restored and will go on show at the Historic Auto Attractions of Rockford, Ill. The vehicle will be on show next to a host of other memorabilia to do with the assassination of JFK, such as the ambulance that took Oswald to the hospital when he was shot.

David Flick from The Dallas Morning News points out that the reason why this cab fetched so much at auction was due to the fact that people have a huge interest when it comes to President John F. Kennedy and his assassination.

The 1962 Marathon cab had a pre-auction estimate of $30,000, and it was the huge interest of bidding that made the vehicle reach $35,750. Do you believe that the cab was worth that? For more details on this story visit Flick’s article via the link above.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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His getaway plan was to stand on the corner and waive down a cab?! Cops and secret service surrounded the book depository while Oswald walked out and hailed a cab??

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