John Dillinger’s Getaway Car Hiding Out in Richmond VA

The 1933 Essex Terraplane used by gangster John Dillinger in 1934 is housed in the Convention Center in downtown Richmond, Virginia.

Dillinger's 1933 Essex Terraplane in Richmond Virginia

Property of the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, DC, the gangster’s getaway car will be on exhibit until late in 2012.  The dashing red vehicle is valued at over $150,000, though slightly damaged by two slugs that are still in the front cowl panel.

Car buffs, history buffs, crime buffs, and the just plain ole curious will want to stop by Richmond’s Convention Center to check it out!  It’s in the 3rd Street corridor of the Exhibit Hall Building.

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