Despite claims that the 1963 Pontiac Bonneville ambulance is not the actual vehicle that was involved in the historical event in 1963, it was sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., for $120,000.
That price is much less than the estimated $1 million the car was expected to fetch. The value dropped after a car conservator society raised questions about its authenticity.
A car collector from Paradise Valley, Ariz., named Addison Brown, who bought the ambulance says she trusts that the car is as advertised and feels fortunate to own it.
"There is absolutely no doubt in my mind," Brown told reporters following the weekend sale. "If they couldn't find a flaw, nobody will."
Although Brown is not sure what she plans to do with the ambulance, she says she may ask the Smithsonian if it is interested in displaying it. "It belongs somewhere people can see it and experience it," Brown said.