Video of the week: 2009 Chevrolet vs 1959 Chevrolet

This test was done to celebrate the U.S. IIHS safety institute’s 50th anniversary. The IIHS is a non-government organisation that conducts crash tests on new cars. It is generally accepted that today’s cars are softer and crumple more easily, compared to the hard-boned cars of olden days. So they decided to pit a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu against a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air to see which one comes out on top.

What do you think?



  1. grandson and great grandpa lol. IIHS is the best of all automobile safety test organisations.

  2. awww what a waste of that pimpmobile 😛

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    I am now doubting that ’59 was a perfectly-functioning car. After all, who’d give up a clean classic for destruction?

  4. ^ Well there is plenty of restored ones going on auctions.. Still even though oldies had thick sheet metal still their lack of a proper frame doesnt help really..

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