Franklin Mint / 1932 Ford Model 18 V-8 Convertible Sedan Bonnie & Clyde - No holes / 1:24th Scale
Burgundy, Black, & Red
Approximately 6 1/2" (16.5 cm) in length. Scale 1:24.
Make a quick getaway in the Ford favored by history's greatest outlaws, complete with the gear you need for the big heist. Inspired by an actual getaway car driven by "The Bloody Barrows." Swing open the doors for a look at the authentic interior. Open the dual side-lifting hood to admire the incredibly detailed re-creation of the Ford Flathead V-8 engine.
Scale-size replicas of firearms, an ammo box, as well as Bonnie's beret and Clyde's fedora capture the excitement and romance of the memorable days of the infamous Barrow gang. Hand assembled in 1:24 scale from more than 250 parts.
"I have drove Fords exclusively when I could get away with one. It 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." Thus did the notorious outlaw Clyde Barrow write to Henry Ford. One must consider that Barrow was sincere in his praise, for Barrow stole his cars - to him they were all the same price and he could have had any he wanted - and the Barrow gang chose Fords as their getaway cars. For twenty-eight months, Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker and their gang wreaked havoc throughout the mid- and southwest. With total disregard for the law, the couple looted and robbed, twice robbing the National Guard itself, which provided the gang with a well-stocked cache of weapons - which they were not reluctant to use. From February 2, 1932, when Clyde was paroled and reunited with Bonnie, until April 1934, the Barrow gang became bolder and bolder. Indeed, by April 1934, Clyde Barrow had been named Public Enemy #1.
Yet during that time, the Barrow gang seemed exceptionally charmed. Numerous times, the police or National Guard would have the gang surrounded or fall into a planned ambush, but Bonnie and Clyde and their cohorts would shoot their way out, leaving many dead and injured as they escaped.
Not only was the gang ruthless, they were arrogant. They took pictures of themselves posing with their guns and their cars and wrote letters and poems describing their life. The record they left behind gave the public a rare glimpse into criminal life and ensured that they would enter into the annals of American folklore.
Limited Edition of 1,000 Worldwide
Part #: Zl51
Condition: Mint in the Color-Illustrated Box w/ Papers
Status: In Stock