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11-27-11, 06:10 PM
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Two years ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety celebrated its fiftieth anniversary (http://www.autoblog.com/2009/09/17/video-iihs-celebrates-50th-anniversary-by-crashing-modern-malib/) by taping the offset frontal crash of a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtxd27jlZ_g) into a 2009 Chevy Malibu (http://www.autoblog.com/chevrolet/malibu). The Bel Air did not handle it well. The Speed TV show Stuntbusters (http://www.speedtv.com/video/tv-shows/stuntbusters/stuntbusters-action-packed-1263995442001/1), which airs on Tuesdays and "explores motoring myths behind the latest automotive technology," did the same with two Cadillacs.

The show parked a 1962 Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac) Sedan de Ville a mile from a 2002 Deville and ran them into each other, head-on, at 50 miles per hour. Enthusiasts are constantly complaining about how big and heavy cars have become, but you do not want to be in a crash while driving a car that predates modern passive safety innovations. For a reminder why, there's a video after the jump (http://www.cadillacforums.com/2011/11/27/1962-cadillac-vs-2002-cadillac-in-head-on-collision/#continued).Continue reading 1962 Cadillac vs. 2002 Cadillac in head-on collision (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/11/27/1962-cadillac-vs-2002-cadillac-in-head-on-collision/)
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11-29-11, 06:19 PM
Not too surprising that the 62 did what it did. You could see the tremors of energy shuddering through the body work as the cars collided.

11-30-11, 02:07 AM
The 62 Caddy held up better physically than the 59 Chevy in that other test. Still not a great outcome for the driver, though.