Currently on display at the California Automobile Museum, the 1930’s police car is the most famous escape vehicle in American History.


Witherell Auction House presents The Infamous Dillinger Escape Vehicle, an unreserved, online auction on Sunday, August 27, 2023 featuring the most famous escape vehicle in American history. The 1933 Ford V8 belonged to Sheriff Lillian Holley when it was stolen by Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger in a daring jail escape that made sensational headlines around the globe.

Annex Auctions by Witherell will be conducting a companion auction with 200 unreserved lots of related memorabilia from the Dillinger Years (https://annexauctions.com/auction/memorabilia-from-the-dillinger-years-40/lots).

Previous public appearances of the car include:

1.Car featured on the History channel show "Autobiography" episode “Getaway Cars”. (2020)

2. Featured on Discovery's "Expedition Unknown" hosted by Josh Gates episode "Dillinger’s Lost Loot" (2021).

3. Public ceremony and unveiling of the return to Crowne Point, Indiana hosted by the Disney Channel, Lake County Sheriffs department, Old Sheriff's House Foundation, Discovery Channel, and all surrounding law-enforcement agencies, and detective bureaus. (Available on Youtube) https://youtu.be/5qXJexYNIqE

4.By invitation only one year engagement at the Auburn -Cord-Duesenberg Museum.

5.Special event, an exhibit for the Warsaw, Indiana Police Department also hosted by the Warsaw Old Jail Foundation

6.Documentary on the jail escape of John Dillinger, for the City of Crown Point Indiana, Old Sheriffs House Foundation, Discovery channel with the retired FBI agent, Stewart Fillmore.