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Al Capone's car goes on sale

July 10, 2012 | Comment icon 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.


Source: Metro | Comments (18)


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Comment icon #9 Posted by Super-Fly 10 years ago
"Capone had invited three Sicilian gangsters to a lavish feast. He was the most exuberant and genial of hosts until the enormous meal had been consumed. Then, suddenly, he accused them of disloyalty an offense he could not tolerate. "Capone's bodyguards fell upon them , lashing them to their chairs with wire and gagging them. Capone got up, holding a baseball bat. Slowly, he walked the length of the table and halted behind the first guest of honor. With both hands, he lifted the bat and slammed it down full force. Slowly, methodically, he struck again and again, breaking ones in the man's shou... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by Eldorado 10 years ago
its not the violence im impressed with, its the fact that he got one over on the system. admittedly the system won overall! no offence taken! He died a paranoid schizo recluse riddled with disease. lol
Comment icon #11 Posted by Super-Fly 10 years ago
He died a paranoid schizo recluse riddled with disease. lol With the mind of a twelve year old too, maybe it was Karma?!
Comment icon #12 Posted by Eldorado 10 years ago
With the mind of a twelve year old too, maybe it was Karma?! Yep... I reckon so. (I love saying that)
Comment icon #13 Posted by DeathRain2012 10 years ago
I'de put some 24's on dat b**** and call it a day.
Comment icon #14 Posted by pallidin 10 years ago
Doesn't seem like it has a scratch on it. Like its been restored to look prior to any gun fights. That's no fun.
Comment icon #15 Posted by csspwns 10 years ago
i bet a gangster's gonna buy it^^
Comment icon #16 Posted by St. Jimmy 10 years ago
I love these old cars - and this one is literally killing :-).
Comment icon #17 Posted by Framling 10 years ago
If i was wealthy this car would be mine. I'd drive it every day too. My bumper sticker would say "Suck it Woodrow" .
Comment icon #18 Posted by St. Jimmy 10 years ago
If i was wealthy this car would be mine. I'd drive it every day too. My bumper sticker would say "Suck it Woodrow" . Nice one, mate :-D


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