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    Did I buy the Boss of the St. Louis/ Houston Crime Family's car?

    I got bored and googled the original owner’s name for my 77 CDV (Anthony Giordano). The first thing that pops up is this. “Antonio Rico Giuseppe Giordano (June 2, 1914 – August 29, 1980) was the boss of the St. Louis crime family.” Which I would write off as coincidence, except the article talks of his son in Houston. ”He also has a son Anthony Giordano Jr. who is the underboss in the Houston Crime Family.”

    The original warranty shows the car was purchased from Bob Moore Cadillac, Inc in Oklahoma City by Anthony Giordano on 2/11/77. The Owner’s address was in Houston. It is all pretty strange, but I would like to get to the bottom of it. I wonder if anyone here knows how I could verify if I have the Boss/Underboss of the St. Louis/ Houston Crime Family’s car.

    P.S. I did search the trunk, no bodies. But there was a nice suit. It was a bit too small for me, so I gave it to a friend.

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    Re: Did I buy the Boss of the St. Louis/ Houston Crime Family's car?

    Any pics of the capo regime's chariot?

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    I'd say you did. Seems legit to me. Time to strip search the car.

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    Re: Did I buy the Boss of the St. Louis/ Houston Crime Family's car?

    I took the door panels, and glovebox out. So far nothing.

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    If it was his personal car or maybe his wifes car, it may not have anything in it. I'm sure they didn't want drugs, guns, dead people, etc in their personal cars.

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    Re: Did I buy the Boss of the St. Louis/ Houston Crime Family's car?

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    If it was his personal car or maybe his wifes car, it may not have anything in it. I'm sure they didn't want drugs, guns, dead people, etc in their personal cars.
    He didn't take the backseat out yet. That is where they hid things-----guns, loot, trinkets. They also used the quarters in the back for stowing stuff.

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    Re: Did I buy the Boss of the St. Louis/ Houston Crime Family's car?

    I might pull the back seat when I get the chance, I got her at the bodyshop now. I'll take some pictures of the paperwork I got. I really would like to figure out if I have a real mafia boss car. I wonder if it would increase the value of the car.

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    I think I got to the bottom of it. Looks like it wasn't the underbosse's car. After some research I came across this, "Giordano was sent to prison in 1975 and released in December 1977." The car was purchased in February 77.

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    Re: Did I buy the Boss of the St. Louis/ Houston Crime Family's car?

    Quote Originally Posted by lacville78 View Post
    I think I got to the bottom of it. Looks like it wasn't the underbosse's car. After some research I came across this, "Giordano was sent to prison in 1975 and released in December 1977." The car was purchased in February 77.
    A long shot but, on the other hand; it could possibly have been purchased for him by his father as a morale booster. Perhaps as a gesture to reassure him that his wife/family are being taken care of in his absence or as something to look forward to after his release or both.

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    Thats kinda what I was thinking....someone else bought it (wife, father, etc) for him while he was in jail.

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    Re: Did I buy the Boss of the St. Louis/ Houston Crime Family's car?

    either way...that's a nice ride!
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    Looks like this might of been some of Giordano's handy work. I was reading about how the gang got a hold of a 77 Cadillac to figure out how to rig it all up. Maybe mine?

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    Re: Did I buy the Boss of the St. Louis/ Houston Crime Family's car?

    Damn, is that from a car bomb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoshiMan View Post
    Damn, is that from a car bomb?
    Yup, a lot worse than what you see on TV.

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    Re: Did I buy the Boss of the St. Louis/ Houston Crime Family's car?

    Quote Originally Posted by lacville78 View Post


    Looks like this might of been some of Giordano's handy work. I was reading about how the gang got a hold of a 77 Cadillac to figure out how to rig it all up. Maybe mine?
    Not very likely. The car they got a hold of probably saw the same fate before the one in the picture did and it probably wasn't new at the time.

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