This car is at the heart of the novelty casino at the heart of Primm, still bearing the bullet holes from when the small-time crooks Vikki and Vance accidentally wound up in the middle of a shootout between cops and robbers in Plano, Texas. The shot-up car became the centerpiece of the Vikki and Vance Casino in Primm. it is still there by 2281.
An elegant pre-War full size car, Vance's car was originally navy blue, but rust and the passage of centuries ruined the paint, as did the bullet holes that cover the car from top to bottom. Curiously, the rear of the car has a non-standard trunk cover, featuring what appears to be an exhaust port.
Behind the scenes
- The car is based on the 1934 Ford Model 40 owned by Bonnie and Clyde, similarly shot up during their arrest.
The death car only appears in Fallout: New Vegas.
- The Courier: "Tell me the whole story of Vikki and Vance."
Primm Slim: "Yahoo! I ain't had a chance to tell their tale in a mess of years. First things first: any bosh you've heard about Vikki and Vance being copycats ain't nothing but ill-tempered slander. Fact is, they begun their crime spree two days before Bonnie and Clyde robbed their first bank - so who was copying who? Now true, Vikki and Vance didn't exactly cut a wide swath of murder and bank robbery across the central U.S., like Bonnie and Clyde did. It was more like a narrow swath of shoplifting, check-cashing fraud, and gas pump driveoffs - but crime is crime! They drove reckless, too. Having lived by the gun - well, Vance owned one, anyway - it was only fitting that the duo of desperados would die by the gun. Perhaps it was fate itself that accidentally drove them into a crossfire between police and a gang of bank robbers in Plano, Texas. Or maybe they just didn't notice until it was too late. It's been said that Vikki would have tried to cash a bad check in that bank, had she lived. We'll never know for sure. All we know is that the crossfire tore the car and both occupants to pieces, and the police issued an official apology. You can put your eyes on the genuine Death Car just over yonder, and there's Vance's machine gun in the case next to it!"
(Primm Slim's dialogue)