A co-worker alerted me to the story of a 1932 Nash that was used during the filming of the upcoming Johnny Depp/Michael Mann movie "Public Enemies," which chronicles the crimes of John Dillinger.
The '32 Nash coupe is owned by Old Cars Weekly subscriber and Iola Old Car Show attendee Dan Hilland his wife,Nancy. The car was also featured in the "Sound Your Horn" section of OCW, and the car also happens to be one of your editor's favorite cars at the event. I even keep a photo of the car hanging on my wall. In my photo of the Hills' Nash, the car wears yellow-spoke wheels and the bumper hasn't been chromed. I'm not sure if Hill made these changes for the filmmakers or on his own.
I'll try to post a photo of it very soon. In the mean time, be sure to check out this story in the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune.
(In case the link didn't work, copy and paste this link: http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080420/CWS0101/804200685 )
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