The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is continuing the monthly program, “If These Cars Could Talk.” Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about John Dillinger’s 1933 Essex Terraplane in-depth with a live car-side presentation.
“The 1933 Essex Terraplane was a small but very powerful automobile,” said Sam Grate, Collections Manager of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. “It is no wonder that John Dillinger chose this automobile as a getaway car.” The 1933 Essex Terraplane is on loan to the museum from the National Museum of Crime and Punishment of Washington, D.C.
John Dillinger and his gang robbed the Auburn Police Department on Saturday October 14, 1933; three days after Dillinger broke out of the Lima, Ohio jail. The gang stole a Thompson submachine gun, ammunition and bulletproof vests.
The special presentation will take place at 12:00 on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s international headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission one hour before closing. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today! automobilemuseum.org
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