’59 Chevy Bel Air VS ’09 Chevy Malibu Crash Test

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Insurance Institute Testing Old Vs New, in American Car Safety

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety put together this wickedly awesome crash test a couple years back for us. They pitted a classic ’59 Chevrolet Bel Air against a modern day ’09 Chevy Malibu, to demonstrate the advances in car crashworthiness in the last 50 years, since the IIHS has been around.

Not only is it impressive to see just how far we have come in vehicle safety, its just cool to watch this real time collision, in super slow motion. I must admit, I was actually surprised just how bad the old bel air’s frame and body held up in the crash.

For all of you classic car lovers like me, make sure to be as defensive as possible on the road and always wear your seatbelt. If you liked the post, please give it a ‘share’ before you go. Thanks for watching!

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