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Oswald's Getaway Cab to be Auctioned in Texas

DALLAS (AP) - The Checker cab once known as Lee Harvey Oswald's getaway car is headed to auction.

Cab 36 is part of the collection that will go up for sale Saturday at the defunct Pate Museum of Transportation in Cresson near Fort Worth.

RM Auctions car specialist Donnie Gould estimates the cab will fetch around $30,000 _ rather more than the nickel Oswald paid for his cab fare on Nov. 22, 1963, just moments after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot.

Oswald hailed the cab because the bus he initially tried to escape in got stuck in traffic. Oswald is accused of assassinating Kennedy with a shot to the head from a sixth floor window at the old Texas School Book Depository in Dallas.

 

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