To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, the IIHS crash tested a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air into a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.
This is the frontal offset test.
This blows a lot of my misconceptions out of the water, unless my father’s ’53 Chrysler was built a lot stronger, which is probably a silly notion. Nothing could touch that thing… other, lesser, cars just bounced off. Which of course leads me to wonder how it would have fared in this test.