THE Krays are considered some of the most brutal gangsters to ever walk the earth.
The identical twin brothers Ronald and Reginald Kray ran organized crime in London’s East End and beyond in the 1950s and 1960s.
Along with their gang, known as The Firm, the twins were known to be involved in murder, armed robbery, arson, racketeering, illegal gambling and assault.
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Despite their violent record, the Krays became celebrities in their own right and enjoyed a high standard of living.
They even made friends with the American mafia.
However, everything collapsed when the police finally had enough evidence to jail her for life in 1969.
During their reign, the Krays were known to have a fleet of automobiles that took them around London.
We have compiled a few of them here.
Jaguar Mark X and 420G
Classic Jags have a strong connection to gangsters and the Krays were known to have several.
The Mark X, which later became the 420G, was the largest and most luxurious Jag money could buy in the 1960s.
The Krays had both, and at nearly 17 feet long, it eclipsed most other cars on the road at the time. Perfect.
Another huge car the Krays liked was the Ford Galaxie.
No, not the seven-seater MPV you drive to the airport, but the huge American engine with a V8 up to 7.0 liters.
The Krays should have imported their left-hand drive galaxy, but it was worth it for the gangster look.
One was used as the twins’ speedster in the 2015 film Legend (pictured).
Apparently the Krays had a couple of Ford Zodiacs for business in and around London.
Questioned by the mirrorsaid Bernie Fineman, the mechanic who looked after the Kray twins’ cars: “They were Armstrong Siddeley Sapphires, Standard Vanguards, Ford Zodiacs – nice cars.
‘I found brass knuckles, baseball bats, iron bars and chains.
“Once a door buckled. It wouldn’t close, the hinge had hair on it.
“I think they hit someone in the head with it.”
Like the big Ford Galaxie above, another favorite engine of various gears was the Lincoln Continental.
The Continental sold in America was the pinnacle of luxury and popular with the American Mafia, who the Krays knew well.
So it’s not surprising that the 2015 film Legend featured a green 1965 Continental with the Krays crawling menacingly through East London.
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud
While Britain changed around them in the swinging ’60s, the Krays stayed resolutely 1950s.
The Krays favored sharp suits, polished shoes, and Brylcreem in their hair.
And when they were trying to impress and the Jags weren’t available, they turned to a Rolls-Royce like this ’50s Silver Cloud.
In fact, Reggie Kray was pictured next to their Rolls on his wedding day in 1965.