Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Crash Test 1959 Car Vs 2009 Car

In the past 50 years car crashworthiness has improved. Demonstrating this was a crash test between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.



(via Everlasting Blort)

9 comment(s):

NotMarian said...

They wrecked a perfectly good 1959 Bel Air???

Anonymous said...

It wasn't perfectly good! Didn't you see how it totally crumpled in that collision? Clearly we're better off without it!

:P

Chris said...

ARRRRGHHHH what a waste!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh... the arrogance of the IIHS. Funded by our insurance premiums to do crash tests no one needs to see.

Carahallie said...

It is interesting that you nver see the engine of the ;59 car. Does the ;09 really drive through the engine>

Anonymous said...

This sucks. Did we really need that specific of a crash? That car managed to survive for 50 years only to have it arbitrarily destroyed in a test that is really only good for watching on the internet. I'm restoring a 62 Fairlane right now, and that makes this video even MORE painful to watch...

Eric Small said...

Maybe it was a "clunker".

Anonymous said...

Best use I've seen for an american car yet!! :-p

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