The 1938 Ford, which belonged to a Lake County sheriff, was used by Dillinger to escape from a jail in Crown Point.
A wanted poster for bank robber John Dillingers after his escape from the Crown Point Jail. (NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images / Getty Images)
Dillinger then drove the car to Chicago.
The car has since been restored.
Crown Point will welcome it back with a parade and police motorcade on April 3, according to the report.