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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
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2007JaguarXKR4.30012.800(MotorTrend.com)
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2007JaguarXK Coupe5.70014.200Road and Track
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2005JaguarXJR4.70013.200(C&D.com)
2005JaguarX-Type Sportwagon7.70016.000motorweek.org
2005JaguarXJ8 Super V85.40014.000motorweek.org
2004JaguarS-Type R5.20013.700
2004JaguarXJ-Series6.90015.200motorweek.org
2003JaguarXKR5.20013.600motorweek.org
2002JaguarX-Type7.00015.400motorweek.org
2001JaguarX-Type 3.06.30014.900
2001JaguarXKR Silverstone4.90013.200motorweek.org
2000JaguarS-Type 3.08.70016.800
2000JaguarS-Type7.0000.000(MT Online)
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2000JaguarXKR5.60014.200
2000JaguarXKR5.40013.600motorweek.org
1998JaguarXJ8 L6.70015.000
1998JaguarXJR5.20013.700
1997JaguarXJR6.80015.100
1997JaguarXK8 Conv.6.70015.000
1996JaguarXJ67.60015.800
1995JaguarXJR6.60014.900
1994JaguarXJ127.70015.900
1993JaguarXJ12 Sedan7.50015.900
1993JaguarXJR-S Coupe7.00015.200
1993JaguarXJS Coupe7.80015.900
1992JaguarXJS8.30016.300
1991JaguarXJR-154.50012.600
1990JaguarXJ6 Sovereign9.00016.800
1990JaguarXJ6 Vanden Plas9.20016.900
1989JaguarXJ610.00017.500
1989JaguarXJ-S V-12 Conv.9.90017.500
1987JaguarXJ6 (auto)11.50018.300
1987JaguarXJ-S8.70016.500
1987JaguarXJ-SC8.80016.700
1986JaguarXJ6 Vanden Plas12.30018.900
1983JaguarXJ-S HE (auto)8.20016.300
1981JaguarXJ6 Series III (auto)10.6000.000
1981JaguarXJ-S (auto)7.8000.000
1976JaguarXJ-S8.90015.900
1965JaguarXK-E II6.50015.000(C&D Feb '65)