Monday, January 10, 2011

The 1963 Pontiac ambulance that transported JFK's body after the assasination

This 1963 Pontiac ambulance was used to transport President John F. Kennedy's body from Air Force One following his assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

Details: This 1963 Pontiac Ambulance was made in June 1963 and is one of 15 delivered to various service branches. It's U.S. Navy data plate shows it was assigned to Bethesda Naval Hospital. Following President John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963 it met Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base.
94-49196 was used to transport President Kennedy's flag draped casket as well as members of the Kennedy family from Andrews to Bethesda and later to the U.S. Capitol. Following naval service, the ambulance was moth-balled and eventually sold as surplus. It is PHS documented. It was shown at the 2010 Military Vehicle Preservation Association National Convention where it won the Gold Award

Thanks to Gary for letting me know!


  1. Where is this car now?

    1. Well, by reading the post you can see I linked to Barrett Jackson listing the car, so it was auctioned. You can try asking Barrett Jackson who bought it, or use Google