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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
2009PontiacG8 GT5.10013.700(MT Jan '09)
2009PontiacG8GXP4.70013.100Road & Track
2009PontiacSLP Firehawk4.00012.100motorweek.org
2009PontiacG8 GXP5.00013.200motorweek.org
2008PontiacG8GT5.00013.500Road & Track
2007PontiacSolstice GXP5.80014.400motorweek.org
2007PontiacSolstice GXP5.60014.200(C&D Oct '06)
2007PontiacG6 GTP6.50015.000Road and Track
2007PontiacGrand Prix GXP5.90014.400Road and Track
2007PontiacGTO5.00013.500Road and Track
2007PontiacSolstice 7.40015.800Road and Track
2007PontiacSolstice GXP5.50014.000Road and Track
2007PontiacG6 Convertible8.40016.400motorweek.org
2006PontiacG6 Sedan6.20014.900(C&D Feb '06)
2006PontiacG6 Coupe6.20014.400(MotorTrend.com)
2006PontiacG6 GTP Convertible7.40015.700(C&D Aug '06)
2006PontiacGrand Prix GXP5.70014.300(C&D Oct '05)
2006PontiacSolstice7.00015.060(MT Online)
2005PontiacGTO LS24.60013.000w/AT (GM Sales Literature)
2005PontiacGTO LS24.70013.100w/MT (GM Sales Literature)
2005PontiacGTO V8 w/6 Spd4.80013.300(C&D Jan '05)
2004PontiacGrand Prix6.50014.900
2004PontiacGTO LS15.30013.800
2004PontiacGTO LS15.30013.600(MT Online)
2004PontiacBonneville GXP7.80016.000motorweek.org
2004PontiacGrand Prix6.5000.000motorweek.org
2003PontiacVibe GT7.30015.700
2000PontiacFirebird Trans Am (WS6)4.90013.400
2000PontiacGrand Prix GTP6.80015.100
1999PontiacGrand Am GT7.70015.900
1999Pontiac 30th Anniversary Pontiac Trans Am5.80014.600motorweek.org
1998PontiacBonneville SE7.30015.500
1998PontiacFirebird Formula5.30013.900(C&D Jun '98)
1998PontiacFirebird Trans Am5.10013.400
1998PontiacSunfire SE Conv.7.90016.000
1998PontiacSLP Firehawk5.10013.400motorweek.org
1998PontiacFirebird Trans Am5.50014.000motorweek.org
1997PontiacFirebird 3.8l7.20015.500(C&D Jun '97)
1997PontiacGrand Prix GTP6.60014.900(Car Craft)
1997PontiacSLP Firehawk5.30013.600motorweek.org
1996PontiacBonneville SE7.70015.800
1996PontiacFirebird Formula5.80014.300
1996PontiacGrand Am SE8.60016.500
1996PontiacSunfire GT7.90015.900
1995PontiacBonneville SE7.10015.400
1995PontiacSLP Firehawk5.30013.900
1995PontiacFirebird Formula6.70015.100
1995PontiacFirebird Trans Am5.60014.000
1994PontiacFirebird Formula5.80014.100
1994PontiacGrand Am SE11.50018.200
1994PontiacGrand Prix SE 3100 (auto)8.80016.800
1993PontiacBonneville SLE8.60016.500
1993PontiacFirebird Firehawk4.90013.500
1993PontiacFirebird Formula6.10014.700
1993PontiacFirebird Trans Am6.30014.800
1993PontiacSunbird SE Conv.9.20016.700
1992PontiacBonneville SSE9.50017.000
1992PontiacBonneville SSEi8.10016.100
1992PontiacGrand Am GT7.50015.900
1991PontiacFirebird Formula6.50014.800
1991PontiacTrans Am Conv.7.00015.400
1991PontiacGrand Prix STE8.70016.500
1991PontiacGrand Prix GTP (auto)8.40016.300
1990PontiacGrand Am Quad47.30015.800
1990PontiacGrand Prix STE7.70015.600
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1990PontiacSunbird Turbo7.80016.000
1989Pontiac20th Anniv. Trans Am5.10014.200
1989PontiacGrand Prix SE9.70017.100
1989PontiacGrand Prix Turbo7.20015.300(AM '89)
1988PontiacFiero Formula8.00016.000
1988PontiacFiero GT8.70016.400
1988PontiacFirebird Trans Am GTA7.40015.900
1987PontiacBonneville SE9.70017.300
1987PontiacFirebird Trans Am GTA (auto)7.10015.500
1986PontiacFiero GT8.00016.200
1984PontiacFiero S/E10.90017.800
1984PontiacFirebird Trans Am HO7.90016.100
1983PontiacFirebird Trans Am9.20017.000
1981PontiacGrand Prix14.90019.900
1980PontiacFirebird Turbo Trans Am9.00017.000
1979PontiacTrans Am (W72 400 4-spd)6.70014.600('79 Hot Rod Magazine)
1978PontiacFirebird Trans Am6.50015.300
1977PontiacFirebird Formula12.00017.900
1975PontiacFirebird Trans Am 4009.80016.800
1975PontiacFirebird Trans Am 4557.80016.100
1974PontiacFirebird 400ci10.40017.100
1974PontiacGTO 350ci9.40016.500
1973PontiacFirebird 455ci7.30015.000
1973PontiacGrand Am 455ci6.60014.600
1973PontiacGrand Prix 455ci7.70015.800
1972PontiacTrans Am 455ci/300hp 4spd7.00014.040Super Street Cars
1971PontiacLemans GT-37 400ci/300hp 4spd0.00014.400Hot Rod
1970PontiacGrand Prix SJ 455ci/370hp 4spd0.00014.190HiPerformance Cars
1970PontiacGTO 400ci/366hp 4spd6.60014.450HiPerformance Cars
1970PontiacGTO 400ci/370hp 4spd0.00014.020Car Craft
1970PontiacGTO 455ci/360hp 4spd6.60015.000Car & Driver
1970PontiacGTO 455ci/360hp 3spd auto6.60014.760Car Life
1970PontiacFirebird Formula 400 400ci/330hp 3spd auto6.40014.860Car Life
1970PontiacTrans Am 400ci/345hp 4spd0.00013.900Hot Rod
1969PontiacTrans Am 400ci/345hp 3spd auto0.00014.100Hot Rod
1969PontiacGTO 400ci/350hp 4spd7.20014.900Motor Trend
1969PontiacGTO RA IV 400ci/370hp 4spd6.10014.400Car Life
1969PontiacGrand Prix 428ci/390hp 3spd auto6.70014.100Car Life
1968PontiacFirebird 400ci/335hp 3spd manual7.60015.400Motor Trend
1968PontiacFirebird 400ci/335hp 4spd0.00013.790Hot Rod
1968PontiacGTO 400ci/350hp 3spd auto7.30015.930Motor Trend
1968PontiacGTO 400ci/350hp 3spd manual7.30015.100Motor Trend
1968PontiacGTO 400ci/360hp 4spd6.60014.530Car Life
1968PontiacGTO 400ci/360hp 4spd6.50014.450Motor Trend
1967PontiacGTO 400ci/360hp 4spd4.90014.210Motor Trend
1967PontiacGTO 400ci/360hp auto0.00013.900Car Life
1967PontiacGTO 400ci/360hp 3spd auto5.20014.090Motor Trend
1967PontiacFirebird 400ci/325hp 3spd auto7.50015.400Motor Trend
1967PontiacFirebird 400ci/325hp 4spd6.50014.700Car Life
1967PontiacFirebird Convertible 400ci/325hp 4spd5.80014.400Car & Driver
1967PontiacFirebird Convertible 400ci/325hp 3spd auto7.50015.400Hot Rod
1966PontiacGTO Convertible 389ci/360hp 4spd6.80015.500Motor Trend
1966PontiacGTO 389ci/335hp 2spd7.50015.600Motor Trend
1966PontiacGTO 389ci/360hp 4spd0.00014.050(Royal Pontiac Tuned) Car & Driver
1965PontiacGTO 389ci/348hp 4spd6.60014.800Car Life
1965PontiacGTO convertible 389ci/335hp 2spd7.20016.100Motor Trend
1965PontiacCatalina 2+2 421ci/376hp 4spd7.20015.500Car Life
1964PontiacTempest GTO7.70015.800Motor Trend
1964PontiacCatalina 421ci/370hp 4spd"6.60015.700Motor Trend
1964PontiacGTO Convertible 389ci/325hp 4spd7.70015.800Motor Trend
1964PontiacGTO 389ci/325hp 4spd6.90015.000(R&T)
1964PontiacGTO 389ci/348hp 4spd5.70014.100(R&T)
1963PontiacGrand Prix 412ci/370hp 4spd6.60015.100Motor Trend
1962PontiacGrand Prix (389 Auto)8.00017.200(MT Mar '62)
1962PontiacGrand Prix 421ci/405hp 3spd auto6.00014.300Car Life
1962PontiacCatalina 421ci/405hp 4spd5.40013.900Motor Trend
1961PontiacVentura 389ci/348hp 4spd8.20015.500Motor Life
1960PontiacCatalina 389ci/348hp 3spd manual0.00014.550 "Motor Life"
1960PontiacVentura 389ci/333hp 3spd manual7.90014.800 "Motor Trend"