Sunday, June 26, 2022

1934 Ford V8 - Bonnie and Clyde Death Car

Ford launched a new model for 1932. The car was marketed as the Model 18 in its initial year, but was called the Ford V‑8. It had the new flathead V‑8 with output of 85 hp. The car was the first mass produced car with a V8.
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 long 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.