25 December 2009

What a dandy car you make!

Adams Run, S.C.

Even Snopes seems to think this letter from Clyde, of Bonnie & Clyde fame is probably authentic. Ford was their get-away car of choice.

Tulsa Okla
10th April
Mr. Henry Ford
Detroit Mich.

Dear Sir: -

While I still have got breath in my lungs I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusivly 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 hasen't been strickly legal it don't hurt enything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8 -

Yours truly

Clyde Champion Barrow

This is just one of many fascinating letters featured on Letters of Note: Correspondence deserving of a wider audience.