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Idaho man selling piece of JFK assassination history

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ATHOL, Idaho -

When you open the hood, it’s like stepping into a time machine.

“It took President Kennedy’s body from Andrews Air Force Base to Bethesda Naval Hospital,” Roger Dunham said.

Dunham owns one of 15 replica 1963 Pontiac Bonneville’s, one of which is similar to the one that carried President Kennedy’s body after he was assassinated.

Dunham says he’s owned the car for over 20 years.

“When I first did get a hold of it over 20 years ago it was in a barn and not very pretty and she (Dunham’s wife) threatened to divorce me if I bought it but I talked her out of it and it was a great deal,” Dunham said.


He keeps it in tip-top shape.

The seats and paint job are in great condition and has less-than 80,000 miles on it.

Dunham says he’s taken the ambulance many places, including driving his son to prom in it.

The mystique, he says, that surrounds the ambulance draws a lot of looks.

“My wife used to say we'd be sitting there driving there in the ambulance and wonder why people were looking at us and she'd say 'oh I forgot we were in the ambulance’,” Dunham said.

Now the Dunham’s are selling the historical hearse.

Roger hopes the next person will take good care of it.

“I hope they either put it in a museum or have another individual get the enjoyment out of it that we did, it's been fun,” he said.

You can find the historical car on the “Swap and Shop CDA” Facebook page if you’re interested in buying it.

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