What Happens When a 59 Chevy Bel Air Crashes Into a 09 Malibu? Watch.

Video tells a remarkable story

By Scott Weber
|  Thursday, Sep 17, 2009  |  Updated 5:30 PM CDT
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What Happens When a 59 Chevy Bel Air Crashes Into a 09 Malibu? Watch.

To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety decided to crash a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air into a 2009 Chevy Malibu and make a video. Sounds like fun right?

The improved safety features in today’s cars tell a remarkable story. According to the safety engineers, the driver of the Malibu would walk away with a slight knee injury. The driver of the Bel Air would have died instantly. Check out the video below.

As Matt Burns from Crunchgear put it, so much for ‘making them like they used too.’
 

Thanks to Jalopnik for passing this one along.
 

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