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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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2001VolvoV70 XC (Cross Country)8.50016.500motorweek.org
2001VolvoV706.20014.800motorweek.org
2000VolvoV40 Wagon6.50015.000motorweek.org
2000VolvoS40 Sedan6.50015.000motorweek.org
1998VolvoC706.40014.900
1998VolvoS70 T56.40014.900
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1998VolvoV70 XC7.80015.900
1996Volvo850 GLT8.80016.600
1996Volvo850 R6.90015.300
1995Volvo850 T-5R6.60015.000
1994Volvo850 Turbo Sedan7.10015.300
1994Volvo850 Sportwagon Turbo7.40015.500
1993Volvo850 GLT9.40017.300
1992Volvo850 GLT9.10016.600
1992Volvo940 SE9.20017.000
1992Volvo940 Turbo8.90016.800
1992Volvo9608.90016.500
1990Volvo740 Turbo Wagon7.80016.100
1989Volvo740 GLE (auto)9.60017.200
1986Volvo740 Turbo Wagon8.40016.600
1985VolvoGLT Wagon10.10017.500
1984Volvo760 GLE12.30018.600
1982VolvoGLT Turbo10.20017.400
1981VolvoDiesel18.5000.000
1980VolvoBertone Coupe11.70018.400
1980VolvoGL14.2000.000
1976Volvo245 DL15.50019.900
1975Volvo164 E12.10019.300
1975Volvo242 GL16.20019.900
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1970Volvo1800E10.10017.500