Thursday, March 26, 2020



Roger Smith said...

One story has this as the last photo taken of Mix. He had work done on his Cord at this garage, on October 12, 1940, and departed, driving himself back to Los Angeles. According to many accounts, he was speeding and couldn't brake in time to avoid road work. He swerved into a roadside wash, and when his car crashed, a heavy briefcase sailed from the shelf over the back seat, and struck him in the back of his head, killing him instantly. It is said the case was laden with coins. There are numerous accounts of the death, and a monument was erected which stands to this day.

Chic Silber said...

This 1937 Cord was his pride & joy

I hadn't known that story Roger

Roger Smith said...

My son took me to the Imperial Auto Museum, in Vegas, and there was a Cord Phaeton presented as Mix's death car. Online, there is a photo of the true car's damage, and the Vegas car either had been restored or was a bootlegged version with no damage. I couldn't tell, but I do know I've seen all 6 of the death cars Bonnie & Clyde died in.