Getaway On Display

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 1:21pm

Car used by infamous gangster John Dillinger in failed run from police on display in Indianapolis.

A famous getaway car has moved to Indianapolis from the National Crime Musuem in Washington, DC. You can get a close look at it during the next two years if you're passing through the Indianapolis International Airport.

The car belonged to infamous Public Enemy Number One - John Dillinger - who was shot in the leg as he sped away from police in that car.

Dillinger is one of the most notorious criminals in Indiana history. His career lasted only 14 months; his car, only eight days.

Bob Jackson from Indianapolis just happened to wander into Indianapolis International Airport as the car was being unveiled. He was snapping a picture of the 1933 Essex Terraplane.

"It's a part of Indiana history," he said.

Now it is back home in Indiana. John Dillinger's Essex Terraplane, on loan from the Crime Museum in Washington, DC, will now be on display at the Indianapolis International Airport for the next two years.

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