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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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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2011InfinitiM564.70013.400Car & Driver
2011InfinitiM375.60014.100Car & Driver
2011InfinitiM375.50014.000Car & Driver
2011InfinitiM564.60013.100Road & Track
2011InfinitiIPL G375.40013.900Car & Driver
2010InfinitiM455.50014.200Car & Driver
2010InfinitiG37S Sport (6 spd. M)5.10013.600Road&Track
2010InfinitiQX566.50015.100Car & Driver
2009InfinitiXFR4.30012.600Road & Track
2009InfinitiFX50 S AWD5.70014.100Motor Trend
2009InfinitiG37 Coupe Journey5.40013.800Road & Track
2009InfinitiG37x5.20013.700motorweek.org
2008InfinitiG37 Supercharged5.00013.400Road & Track
2008InfinitiXKR Coupe4.20012.600Road & Track
2008InfinitiEX356.70014.900motorweek.org
2008InfinitiG376.20014.600motorweek.org
2007InfinitiFX456.10014.600Road and Track
2007InfinitiG355.90014.400Road and Track
2007InfinitiM45 Sport5.30013.800Road and Track
2007InfinitiG355.70014.200motorweek.org
2004InfinitiG35 Sport Sedan6.20014.600
2004InfinitiQX567.40015.900motorweek.org
2004InfinitiG35x6.20014.700motorweek.org
2003InfinitiG35 Sedan6.20014.800
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2003InfinitiG35 Coupe5.50014.200
2003InfinitiG356.20014.700(R&T July '02)
2003InfinitiM456.30015.000(Motor Week)
2003InfinitiM455.80014.400(MT Online)
2003InfinitiM456.30015.000motorweek.org
2003InfinitiG356.20014.800motorweek.org
2002InfinitiQ456.60015.800motorweek.org
2001InfinitiQX48.70016.500motorweek.org
2000InfinitiI308.90016.700motorweek.org
1999InfinitiQ45t7.70015.800
1997InfinitiQ45t7.50015.700
1996InfinitiI30t7.70015.800
1995InfinitiI307.80016.000
1995InfinitiQ45t7.90016.200
1994InfinitiG20t8.40016.500
1994InfinitiQ45t7.20015.400
1993InfinitiJ30t9.00016.800
1993InfinitiQ457.50015.600
1992InfinitiJ308.90016.700
1992InfinitiJ30t9.20016.800
1991InfinitiG208.60016.600
1991InfinitiQ457.30015.600
1990InfinitiM30 Coupe10.00017.400
1990InfinitiQ457.20015.400