• Apr 27, 2010
You can't sell everything on eBay. Case in point: The auction site has a pretty stiff policy against the selling of what it calls "murderabilia" or anything "closely associated with notorious murders within the last 100 years." We can debate whether euthanasia qualifies constitutes actual murder, but regardless, Dr. Jack Kevorkian's 1968 Volkswagen Van evidently falls into that category on eBay, as it was the site of several of the infamous doctor's reported 130 assisted suicides throughout the years.

As for the van, The Detroit News notes that Kevorkian gave it up to be crushed back in 1997. Somehow, the VW escaped its fate and wound up in the hands of Jack Finn, a retired Volkswagen parts dealer. Finn says the vehicle may run and stop, but it isn't safe to drive on public roads and is in need of a full restoration.

Since eBay Motors gave Finn's listing the boot, Kruse Auctions has agreed to sell the vehicle at its May 14-16 event.

Kevorkian was convicted of second degree murder in 1999 and subsequently served eight years in prison. He has recently become the focus of attention once again thanks to the new You Don't Know Jack movie staring Al Pacino.

[Source: The Detroit News]


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      What?!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Jack is going to need this van as his coffin for his burial. Wouldn't that be great?
      • 4 Years Ago
      darn ebay. always party poopers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It is about time this backwards nation accepted euthanasia as a humane and dignified way to let someone pass. I can't understand the religious fruit loops that think while it is a good practice for our beloved pets, it is wrong for people.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Your failure to grasp the metaphysical implications of ensouled human beings, and therefore human exceptionalism, is not a fault of the "religious fruit loops." It's a flaw in your own ability to process worldviews dissimilar to your own, and ridiculing those who hold them with such derogatory metonyms as "fruit loops."

        Different underlying assumptions beget different conclusions.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Let the Fat Lady sing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If he would have just said that it belonged to the Dr. they wouldn't have delisted it. Because he gave it a history ebay told him to keep it.
      He isn't going to get anything for it in the kruse auction. After they take their cut he might make the money back that it cost him to ship it to the auction.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Death Wagon?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Interesting...Dr. K gave it up to be destroyed, just as terminal patients were referred to him for euthanasia.

      But it escaped that fate and, if desired, can be restored. Too bad the patients couldn't have been "restored" as well.


      Anyway, it's probably haunted...maybe it should be on that Ghost Hunter program!
      • 4 Years Ago
      They are quite the versatile machine!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, someone actually managed to make a VeeDub bus dark and scary...
      • 4 Years Ago
      "ready to be murdered out see this post [link to autoblog]" may have been a better way
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ripley's Believe it or Not museums oughta buy it.
      Bruce Mitchell
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd buy it (if I had the funds) no matter who it belonged to. The Bus should not be "put to sleep". It should be restored and enjoyed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Finn says the vehicle may run and stop, but it isn't safe to drive on public roads and is in need of a full restoration."

      In need of a full restoration? I can think of another fate that might be more appropriate.
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