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On this day: 05-23-1934

Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde shot to death in stolen Ford

Texas and Louisiana state police officers shot Bonnie and Clyde as they attempted to escape apprehension in a stolen 1934 Ford Deluxe near Bienville Parish, Louisiana. The only charge the Bureau could chase them on was a violation of the National Motor Vehicle Act, which gave federal agents the authority to pursue suspects accused of interstate transportation of a stolen automobile. The car in question was a Ford, stolen in Illinois and found abandoned in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Inside, agents discovered a prescription bottle later traced to the Texas home of Clyde Barrow´s aunt. When Parker and Barrow were spotted, going some 85 mph in the stolen Ford Deluxe with a V-8 engine, the officers let loose with a hail of bullets, leaving the couple no chance of survival. The bullet-ridden Deluxe, originally owned by Ruth Warren of Topeka, Kansas, was later exhibited at carnivals and fairs then sold as a collector´s item; in 1988, the Primm Valley Resort and Casino in Las Vegas purchased it for some $250,000. Barrow´s enthusiasm for cars was evident in a letter he wrote earlier in the spring of 1934, addressed to Henry Ford himself: “While I still have got breath in my lungs I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusively when I could get away with one. For sustained speed and freedom from trouble the Ford has got every other car skinned and even if my business hasn´t been strictly legal it don´t hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V-8”.

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2011HyundaiSonata SE 2.0T6.20014.700Car & Driver
2011HyundaiSonata SE (6 spd. A)7.80016.100Car & Driver
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2010HyundaiGenesis Coupe6.10014.400motorweek.org
2009HyundaiGenesis 4.66.00014.500(C&D Online)
2009HyundaiSanta-Fe8.40016.500(C&D Online)
2009HyundaiSonata V66.9000.000(C&D Online)
2009HyundaiGenesis 4.6L V85.50013.900Road & Track
2009HyundaiGenesis Coupe 2.0T7.20015.400Road & Track
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2009HyundaiGenesis 4.65.30013.800Car & Driver
2008HyundaiSonata I4 (automatic)8.80016.800(C&D Online)
2007HyundaiElantra SE7.90016.300(C&D Online)
2007HyundaiVeracruz AWD7.70016.000(C&D Online)
2007HyundaiSanta Fe9.40017.300motorweek.org
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2006HyundaiSonata V6 6.6000.000(C&D Online)
2003HyundaiAccent GT10.00017.400
2002HyundaiElantra GLS8.5000.000(C&D Online)
2002HyundaiTiburon GT V-67.10015.600
2002HyundaiElantra GT8.00016.300motorweek.org
2000HyundaiAccent GSI10.00016.500
1999HyundaiSonata GLS10.30017.500
1998HyundaiTiburon FX7.90016.100(Edmunds Online)
1995HyundaiSonata GLS9.80017.500
1993HyundaiScoupe Turbo8.30016.300
1992HyundaiElantra GLS10.50017.700
1990HyundaiExcel GLS12.50018.600
1987HyundaiExcel GL14.00019.400
1986HyundaiExcel GLS12.90019.000