Sunday, April 10, 2022

1934 Ford V8 - Bonnie and Clyde Death Car

Ford launched a new model for 1932. The V-8 was marketed as the Model 18 in its initial year, and was called the Ford V‑8. It had the new flathead V‑8 engine with 85 hp on tap.
It was the first mass produced car with a V8 engine.
The 1934 Ford V-8 is infamous as being the car in which bandits Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were killed. On May 23, 1934, they 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 ragged holes in both the front and back.