Oswald's getaway cab to be auctioned

June 4, 2010 11:12:17 AM PDT
The Checker cab once known as Lee Harvey Oswald's getaway car is going up on the auction block. Cab 36 will be sold Saturday along with the rest of the collection from the defunct Pate Museum of Transportation in Cresson, about 17 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

RM Auctions car specialist Donnie Gould says the cab is "a big piece of history." He estimates it will fetch around $30,000.

That's far more than the nickel Oswald paid for his 95-cent cab fare on Nov. 22, 1963.

Oswald hailed the cab after the bus he tried to escape in got stuck in traffic moments after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot.

Oswald is accused of assassinating Kennedy, having fired the fatal shot from the sixth floor window of the old Texas School Book Depository in Dallas.


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