From 1932 until its bloody conclusion in May of 1934, Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow
and an ever-changing gang of accomplices became a nationwide talking point as a result of a murderous crime spree which spanned Central America. Naturally, such a high-profile criminal gang depended on high-powered transport to evade the authorities and judging by the number he stole over the years, Barrow seemingly had a soft spot for Ford’s V8
-powered Model B
. In fact, both Bonnie and Clyde died in the car they had grown to depend on, showered with bullets as they attempted to drive away from police in ‘34. A month before that happened, Henry Ford
received the following admiring letter, purportedly from Barrow himself.
The letter is currently on display at the Ford Museum; its authenticity has been debated for many years.