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Lee Harvey Oswald's Getaway Cab Sold to Illinois Museum
DALLAS (AP).- The Checker cab Lee Harvey Oswald took after President John F. Kennedy's assassination has been sold at auction to an Illinois museum.

Canadian auction house RM Auctions said in a statement Sunday that the 1962 Checker Marathon was among the holdings sold Saturday from the defunct Pate Museum of Transportation near Fort Worth, Texas. The former Dallas cab sold for $35,750 for display at the Historic Auto Attractions museum in Rockford, Ill.

Checker Motors Corp. donated the cab to the Pate museum in 1979.

Oswald hailed the cab moments after Kennedy was fatally shot on Nov. 22, 1963, when the bus Oswald initially tried to take got stuck in traffic. Oswald was arrested as a suspect in Kennedy's death and slain two days later by nightclub owner Jack Ruby.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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