JFK's Ambulance - Authentic or a Fake?
With all of the glory, history, and continued interest in the Kennedys it's no surprise that anything related to them and controversy would still catch the public's attention. Such is the case with the purported ambulance that is said to have carried JFK's remains after his assassination.
The 1963 Pontiac ambulance was sold at a Scottsdale, Ariz., auction Saturday night for $132,000. The problem is that the ambulance should have sold for closer to $1,000,000, but its authenticity is being questioned and some are claiming that it is a complete fake which has decreased its value and led to a flood of controversy. The main barrage of claims that it's a fake is coming from a website called Jalopnik.com. They claim to have information that proves it's a fake, but auctioneer Barrett-Jackson is claiming otherwise. Barrett-Jackson is now attacking Jalopnik and the battle ensues as to the ambulance's authenticity. It's a an interesting collectible related read which you can find more about here.
For me this brings home that you can be dealing with the most "expert" well-known and trusted appraiser in the world and they too can be be wrong. When I hear stories about how something is ultimately proven to be a fake even though a world renowned expert said otherwise, I can't think of a finer example than the Getty Kouros.