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Folks Of Interest Bonnie and Clyde Car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty rocket, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. rusty rocket
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    On our way to the Grand National Roadster Show we hung it up for the night in the boarder town of Primm Nevada. At Whiskey Petes casino is the 34 Ford tudor that Bonnie and Clyde met there maker. Here a few picture of the carnage from the law wielding Browning automatic rifles. IMG_1449.JPG IMG_1450.JPG IMG_1451.JPG IMG_1452.JPG IMG_1453.JPG IMG_1454.JPG If you ever in the area stop and check it out it doesnt cost you a thing.
     
  2. There are various cars that folks claim to be the real Bonnie and Clyde death car. THAT is the real one.
     
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  3. 302GMC
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    Rusty, that's probably one of a couple dozen shot up '34 Fordors that toured all the car shows ... the real car is supposed to exist in horrible condition somewhere. Look at the crime scene photos, noting the Potter trunk on the real car. None of the "show cars" had one.
     
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  4. alchemy
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    My brother and I saw the Bonnie & Clyde car in a casino on the way to the HAMB Drags one year. It had actual crime scene photos right next to it and we spent quite a while comparing bullet holes and the paint flakes around each hole. We saw the real car. Did you? ;)
     
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  5. Don't ever let the truth get in the way of a good story.:D;)
     
  6. rusty rocket
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    I dont know but we spent over an hour looking at photos of the original car and the one that was sitting in front of us and it sure looked like all the holes were dead on(pun intended).
     
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  7. bonnie & clyde.jpg This one has a Potter trunk. Can just see a glimps in the second pic, behind the black pole. No one ever takes pics of the ass end of an old car .:p:D
     
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  8. k32t
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    Any one count the holes!
     
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  9. roundvalley
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    The one in Primm has a Potter trunk.
     
  10. This car was in a Casino in Virginia City Nevada when I lived there (37 years ago). It was on the second floor of a very narrow building. I thought sure,,, someone just shot up a 34 as a gimmick. Until my wife and I compared the bullet holes with the newspaper clippings. So either someone knows how to exactly shoot the same holes or it was/is the car. The room was so narrow we could reach and touch if had wanted to.
     
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  11. Most of the fake cars don't have the lower windshield edge torn up from a bullet. Bonnie's door got less damage because it was open during the shooting. The original has the trunk here.... BandC car.jpg
     
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  12. OK, who swiped the greyhound ? :cool:
     
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  13. i sole an ashtray from Whiskey Pete's when i was there in 1991 , it's right here by my computer

    didn't they shoot one up for the movie?
     
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  14. 2935ford
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    Did they shoot off that Greyhound rad cap? :)
     
  15. Truck64
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    So much for "due process", huh.
     
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  16. Truck64
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    image.jpg

    Good Lord Mr. Ford. "For sustained speed and freedom from trouble the Ford has got every other car skinned..."
     
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  17. So much for "due process", huh.

    ^ Now that's funny.
     
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  18. tfeverfred
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    The paint's held up nice. Trailer queen.
     
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  19. People took a bunch of items when they hauled the car and bodies in. They were even trying to take body parts and bloody clothes. That is probably where the radiator cap went.
     
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  20. Well, it WAS practically a new car when they shot the crap out of it and it has been mostly inside since.
     
  21. BJR
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    Remember in the movie, they were driving in circles in a field in a 32 Hupmobile with the law shooting at them. They got away and got killed in the Ford later.
     
  22. oldtom69
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    in the 1967 movie the 34 ford has a filled roof!![end scene can be found on youtube]
     
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  23. rusty rocket
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    The car was used in freak shows. When you get up close you can see where it had been lettered and has now been sanded off so it has a bit more patina on it than it should. Im sure the greyhould was quite easy to steal.
     
  24. The cap was on after the shooting according to the original photo.
     
  25. If you look at the two bulges from bullets hitting the backside of the metal just in front of the passenger door, you can see those in the original photos, too. Those would be kinda hard to reproduce exactly.
     
  26. Jalopy Joker
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    Clyde always liked Fords more
     
  27. BJR
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    He shudda stuck with the Hupmobile, he got away in that car!!:p
     
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  28. I saw that car years ago at the Imperial Place in Vegas . The also had Hitler's staff car among many others.
     
  29. Interest timing, as I've been studying American gangster history,, by watching old black n white movies on you tube.
    Not sure how correct the history is portrayed, but it sure is neat to see all the old cars.

    There's a museum down South, here in New Zealand, that is said to have, "the real car".
    I never believed it to be true.
     
  30. 2935ford
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    Stolen?
     

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