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Lord K's Garage - 1st Issue. Crime Doesn't Pay

This 1934 Ford Model 730 Fordor Deluxe Sedan is probably the most famous car of the Thirties. Bought for $835 by Mrs.Ruth Warren in February, 1934, it was stolen by a pair of criminal sweethearts (or sweetheart criminals, if you like) - Clyde S. Barrow and Bonnie Parker.

Most of its mileage (2500 mi) was done by Bonnie & Clyde on their way to death. Here it is, perforated by automatic, semi-automatic and non-automatic fire:

The car is still on exhibition - as it was in the 30s and 40s:

And now to another famous criminal, Mr Dillinger, 'Public Enemies' main character.

I believe it's not an authentic shot of Johnny and Billie, but a frame from 1973 'Dillinger' movie. Haven't seen it. They say it was heavily influenced by the Bonnie & Clyde Hollywood saga (1967). But this 1933 Essex Terraplane certainly can remember real Dillinger:

Abandoned after shoot-out near St Paul, it still holds some bullets in its body. Watch it!
Dillinger was a great fan of Essex. He also drove a second hand DeSoto sedan (very much alike this Special Brougham):

And now - no names, only cars. Let me present you two-dozen-and-something American automobiles of the late 20s and early 30s. Coupes and phaetons, expensive and cheap, plain workhorses and vehicles of pleasure. See the slideshow:

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Your comments - as well as propositions for the next issue - are most welcome.

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Comment by Eva Kamm on July 25, 2009 at 5:51pm
Stutz SV is exceptionally gorgeous.

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