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Ted Bundy’s VW Beetle on display in museum


Older Volkswagen Beetles have an endearing charm about them, unless Ted Bundy owned them. His beige 1968 V-Dub is now on display at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington. From the New York Times:

“Acquired by lease from a private collector in New York, the unrestored VW, with its cracked windshield and faded Utah state inspection sticker, was where he allegedly beat and strangled some of them.”

“The Bundy Beetle replaced John Dillinger’s 1933 Essex Terraplane getaway car in the museum’s lobby. According to Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer of the Crime Museum, this is the first time that the car has been shown publicly since it was sold to a Utah police officer and subsequently auctioned to its current owner. She said that Bundy bought the car used.”

Bundy confessed to 30 murders from 1973 to 1978 before he was executed in Florida in 1989. It takes one sick SOB to make a Beetle look this scary. Disturbing questions include:

1. Who buys Ted Bundy’s Beetle?
2. What does it smell like inside?
3. That’s rust on the hood, right?

Answers to these questions and more could be available at the museum where the car will be on display at least through May. 



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