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Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:37 am | Updated: 3:37 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Bank robber John Dillinger's 1930s Model A Ford — which was sprayed by police bullets — is for sale this week at the 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale.

Barrett-Jackson president Steve Davis calls the car "a piece of American gangster history."

He says it's as much a part of Dillinger's legend as his Tommy guns and Colt automatics.

One of Dillinger's most famous escapes occurred April 22, 1934, at a Wisconsin lodge where he and two others hid after a series of holdups.

The lodge's owners tipped off police, who arrived and opened fire on the Ford as the men ecaped.

The Barrett-Jackson show attracts more than 200,000 visitors to the area each year.

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