Looking at the car it is apparent that the gangster duo got caught up in a hail storm of bullets. The driver door and the back of the car are totally shot out (Swiss cheese.) The spare tire is original but the four tires on the ground have been replaced with new reproductions.
Also in the same room is another famous car owned by Al Capone and Dutch Schultz. It is a sharp looking 1932 Lincoln four door and also was involved in a shoot out by the visible bullet holes in the vehicle depicting its last shoot out.
I read that the Bonnie and Clyde car is valued at $175,000.00 Also, I was surprised to find out that the car has been in other Las Vegas bars and casinos for many years.
Most of you know some history of Bonnie and Clyde. But there is someone in our group who knows it better than anyone and that is Keith White. Keith belongs to a reenactment group called "Reenactments ETC." The group actually does authentic Bonnie and Clyde shoot-outs as well as other gangster shootouts that happened in Texas and Louisiana in the 30s. Very recently, the 1967 movie version Bonnie and Clyde car they were using was sold. This act pulled the rug from underneath the group and threatens its future.
For those of you who attend the Western Thompson Show & Shoot, I thought it would be appropriate that a group of us visit the actual car in Prim, Nevada. Maybe some of reenactments group will attend and provide us with a guided tour. What do you all think?
(March 10, 2010: For an update on this story see "The Bonnie and Clyde Death Car: A Morbid Casino Attraction" – Available at Casino Online)