Al Capone's car goes on sale
July 10, 2012 | 18 comments
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A green 1928 Cadillac that belonged to infamous gangster Al Capone is being sold for £325,000.
The car features a lavish interior, steel armour and bulletproof windows as well as gun holes from which the occupants would have fired on their enemies. To deter both rival gangsters and cops the car was painted to look like a police car with a siren and flashing light.
After Al Capone was jailed in 1931 the car was even used by President Franklin D Roosevelt for a time and is now described as "one of the most historically significant pre-war American cars."
With bulletproof glass and 1,360kg (3,000lb) of steel armour, the mobster’s customised car was not one to be messed with - and it could be yours for £325,000 when it goes up for auction next month.
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