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Visit Bonnie & Clyde’s Getaway Ford V8 on the Anniversary of Their Death

When you love cars and detective stories, you definitely know that today, 23rd of May, was the day the famous criminal couple, Bonnie Park and Clyde Barrow, were killed. But how many of you know that their classic Ford B getaway car, that was pierced by more than 100 bullets when law officers finally managed to catch them, is actually on display 24 hours a day?
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This V8 classic was the car that the famous outlaws from Dallas drove around central United States while robbing tens of banks. Bonnie & Clyde, a couple that remain the stuff of legend to this day, are known to have killed at least nine police officers and several civilians.

Barrow and Parker were ambushed and killed on May 23, 1934, on a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. The criminal couple appeared in daylight in their Ford V8 and were shot by posse of four Texas officers and two Louisiana officers.

The lawmen opened fire, killing Bonnie and Clyde while shooting a combined total of about 130 rounds. Researchers have said the two criminals were shot more than fifty times. In fact, the shooting was so big that the officers got temporarily deafened.

Anyway, the actual car driven by the infamous crime duo is on display at Whiskey Pete’s Resort and Casino, about 40 miles south of Las Vegas. In addition to the famed V8 Ford, you can also view other fascinating memorabilia.

A couple of things about the Ford V8 model, now. B, 18 and 40’s were Ford cars and light trucks produced between 1932 and 1934. The V-8 was marketed as the Model 18 in its initial year and commonly simply called the Ford V-8.

It had the new flathead V8 engine, being the firs low-priced mass-marketed car to have this kind of engine. Considered an important milestone in American automotive history, the Ford V8 was rated at 65 horsepower when introduced, but power increased significantly with improvements to the carburetor and ignition in later years.
Streaming video with testimonies from witnesses
According to the listed attractions, the display not only includes the battered car, but also contains Clyde’s sredded shirt that he wore the mornig of his death as well as letters of authenticity and small items from the duo’s travels. While you are there being amazed, a streaming video tells the criminals’ tale including testimonies from witnesses who saw the capture of the notable two.

In case you are low on cash, be advised there is no entrance fee what so ever.



 
 
 
 
 

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