10 Fun Facts About Henry Ford

In 1934, Clyde Barrow, of the Bonnie and Clyde infamy, wrote Henry Ford a letter in which Barrow praised the Ford V8 as a getaway car. The infamous letter was dated April 10, 1934, and read:

“While I still got breath in my lungs, I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusively when I could get away with one. For sustained speed and freedom from trouble, the Ford has got ever other car skinned and even if my business hasn’t been strickly legal, it don’t hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8.. ”

Of course, the authenticity of the letter has always been in dispute. Some suggest that it was actually written by Bonnie Parker because the handwriting is closer to hers. However, after reviewing the content and circumstances of the letter’s mailing, Clyde Barrow biographer Jeff Guinn concluded that it is very likely that Barrow himself wrote and mailed the letter.