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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
2011LincolnMKZ Hybrid8.40016.400motorweek.org
2010LincolnMKT7.0000.000Motor Trend
2010LincolnMKT Ecoboost6.10014.600Car & Driver
2010LincolnMKT7.70015.900Truck Trend
2010LincolnMKT6.10014.600Truck Trend
2010LincolnMKS EcoBoost5.00013.600Road & Track
2006LincolnMark LT10.40017.600motorweek.org
2003LincolnLS V86.80015.000(MT Online)
2003LincolnTown Car9.50016.800
2000LincolnLS V87.50015.700
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1998LincolnMark VIII LSC7.00015.300
1998LincolnTown Car Touring Sedan7.90016.100
1996LincolnMark VIII7.20015.400
1995LincolnMark VIII7.60015.800
1993LincolnMark VIII7.10015.400
1992LincolnMark VII LSC7.80016.200
1990LincolnTown Car10.20017.500
1986LincolnMark VII LSC8.40016.600
1980LincolnContinental Mark VI11.00017.900
1977LincolnVersailles 351ci12.60018.400
1975LincolnTown Car Coupe 460ci10.50017.900
1973LincolnTown Car 460ci10.40017.600