Sunday, December 1, 2019

1934 Ford V8 - Bonnie and Clyde Death Car

Ford launched a completely new model for 1932. The V-8 was marketed as the Model 18 in its initial year, and was commonly called the Ford V‑8. It had the new flathead V‑8 engine. It's output was 85 hp.The Model 18 was the first low-priced, mass-marketed car to have a V8 engine.
The 1934 Ford V-8 is infamous as being the vehicle in which bandits Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed. On May 23, 1934, the outlaws were traveling in a stolen 1934 Ford sedan in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, when a posse opened fire and riddled their car with bullets.
There are many fakes. The real Bonnie and Clyde Death Car has been parked at its home casino in Primm, Nevada.

Accompanying the car is Clyde's shredded shirt of death, perforated with a number of ragged holes in both the front and back.