Primm, Nevada might not be the first place you’d think of to find the death car of the infamous American outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, yet a casino right along the California / Nevada border is where you’ll find it.
The car was originally stolen by Bonnie and Clyde and used in a series of crimes. After being lured into an ambush in rural Louisiana, police littered the car with bullets, killing the couple and sending the car into infamy. The car began a long, strange life after that, circulating around state fairs, carnivals and amusement parks for decades. For a time, it made it’s way into museums in Massachusetts and Nevada, before later making it’s way into a couple different casinos in Nevada.
Many replicas of the car also exist around the country, as well as the car from the 1967 film, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. This caused a fair amount of confusion as to the location and authenticity of the car for a time. The real car can now be found at Whisky Pete’s Casino in Primm, Nevada, placed right on the casino floor.
LOCATION: 100 W Primm Blvd, Primm, NV 89019
The entire car is littered with bullet holes, particularly the driver’s side door where Clyde drove.
Even the back of the car has bullet holes in it.
Accompanying the car is a display with news articles about the killing, death certificates and a certificate of authenticity for the car.
Clyde’s shredded shirt he wore at the time of his death is also on display. This too is the authentic shirt.
While there is something strange about the car being on display on a casino floor, it is nevertheless an interesting exhibit if you find yourself near the Nevada border. Located right next to the Bonnie and Clyde car is another vehicle, once belonging to mobster Dutch Schultz.