There’s something about crime, mobsters, and underground criminals that we are fascinated about.
Cars are essential for many purposes in everyday life, predominately to get you to where you need to go.
But for many gangsters in real life and bad guys in films, a getaway car is one of the most important tools in an outlaw’s arsenal that’s how some of the best classic cars have gained the reputation for being notorious for escape plans!
Here are five of the most spectacular infamous getaway cars we have noted in the history of escape plans!
MK 2 Jaguar: Famously used in the 1960s by British mobsters (in both real life and fiction) the MK 2 Jaguar is the archetypal getaway car.
The S-Type, has a larger boot – more room for the loot – and and independent rear suspension, allowing for a seamlessly smooth escape.
1930 Ford Model A – Infamous gangster John Dillinger used the Ford Model A in a famous chase in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin.
The stealthy getaway car found fame in the 2009 film ‘Public Enemies’ starring Johnny Depp as Dillinger.
Cadillac Series 62 Fastback Coupe: This one is for the Don. Looking particularly menacing in black, the American Mafia were fond of this Cadi.
Most suitably for the boss as a form of personal transport, while the Mafia’s ‘soldiers’ were more likely found in a saloon – more convenient for “drive-by” duties.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Known as the best car with the worst intentions.
This ones for the underworld chief, popular among those who make the decisions!
Bonnie and Clyde’s 1934 Ford V8: The second Ford to make the list! The trick up Bonnie and Clyde’s sleeve was a law saying “state police couldn’t chase fugitives across state lines”.
1994 Ford Bronco: Most famously, the O.J. Simpson 1994 Ford Bronco is the most famous crime car of all time.
It may not be a classic but it has an interesting story behind it all.
The Bronco owned by football star O.K Simpson was chases interstate at 35mph 20 police car and 9 helicopters.
The chase was so infamous it is rumoured to have caused Ford to discontinue the Bronco two years later.