This crash test between a modern sedan and the classic 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air shows just how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty years. Check out for additional reviews, tips, and recommendations.
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    • Thatairplanegeuy

      I will still always rather drive an old car. They’ve saved my life and I’ve driven them away half a dozen times with impacts upto 55mph. Yet my 2009 was just hit at 35mph it broke the frame and everything forward of the windshield and I have injuries.
      Long live old school

      about 6 hours ago
    • Tesseract 14
      Tesseract 14

      I feel like lesson here is that chevrolet is shit

      about 9 hours ago
    • Troy Ness
      Troy Ness

      to the liberal dipshit who posted conservatives in denial here? denying what? you probably read Nader's book, you silly sycophant Leftist shit!

      about 1 day ago
    • Salman Saad
      Salman Saad

      Shit shify old is good

      about 1 day ago
    • Zkybi

      The answer is volvo

      about 1 day ago
    • RaGe Shot2KilHD
      RaGe Shot2KilHD

      How about a 2019 versus a 1969?

      about 1 day ago
    • Máximo

      now take a latin-exported chinese car from 2019
      bel air would look like a tank in that situation.

      about 2 days ago
    • Ronan Harding
      Ronan Harding

      What was the point if that.....Really

      about 2 days ago
    • poonoi1968

      A 1959 Bel Air. Yes, thanks!! What a great present idea for my wife

      about 2 days ago
    • Hurricane Furia
      Hurricane Furia

      The general consensus on this video seems to be that you do not mess up a car from the 1950s

      about 2 days ago
    • Max Jeanson
      Max Jeanson

      Bull shit, it had to be rigged.

      about 3 days ago
    • John Seed
      John Seed

      When people say new plastic cars would be destroyed if they crash into a a good old metal one..

      about 3 days ago
    • Joseph Williams
      Joseph Williams

      I can't believe they destroyed that car brand new such a classic they could have given it to me...

      about 3 days ago
    • VHFGamer

      Liars. Cheaters. Con artists.

      They rigged it so the Bel Air would fail, by using a rusty car and removing the engine and transmission. See that huge cloud of rust come out when they impact? Do you see the big engine taking any of the blow? The bel air with it's solid iron engine would have thrown that malibu out of the way like a piece of confetti in the wind if they hadn't have CHEATED.

      about 3 days ago
    • dangolfishin

      Damn that Bel Air WAS nice. What a shame 😭

      about 3 days ago
    • XH1927

      Bel Air engine clearly absent, and frame clearly tampered with. Modern propaganda machine at work. Also destroying a rare historical automobile for propaganda. Fuck you, modern world.

      about 3 days ago
    • brennan Clark
      brennan Clark

      Yeah I'll take my 88 solid steel truck over aluminum and plastic garbage that aint worth a fuck after 10 years. I keep the rust off my truck, and a new crate motor every 200k miles and it'll outlive any piece of shit on the road now or in the future.

      I've hit a gaurd rail and bounced off it in the winter, didn't even leave a dent on my real bumper, kick it in 4x4 and got right back on the road. down the road a new little shit box hit the same gaurd rail, and looked like it was molested by a tornado.

      I've been rear ended, where it tweaked and bent the mount a tiny bit on my bumper, while their entire hood looked like a taco, and the insurance just totaled it out.

      about 3 days ago
    • Nope No
      Nope No

      All out of old Shity ones I guess

      about 4 days ago
    • Crystal Price
      Crystal Price

      Thank God cars are not built that way today. The forest has to go somewhere people.

      about 4 days ago
    • Patrick S.
      Patrick S.

      Damn, I thought the Bel Air was going to slice through the other car like a hot knife through butter.

      about 4 days ago
    • Nick M
      Nick M

      Would be nice if they could create a car with all the safety measures of a modern car but the look of a classic car

      about 4 days ago
    • TheGadsdenGuru

      although most modern cars sure are ugly compared to the classics, this shows how far Safety technology in the industry has become.

      about 4 days ago
    • cambellschunky704

      give me an old car. steel comes standard.

      about 4 days ago
    • BackspaceRubin

      I’ll take the bel air

      about 4 days ago
    • Dan Russell
      Dan Russell

      What a waste..destroying the 1959 chevy. They could of used a 1973 Vega.

      about 4 days ago
    • TheTrashman

      "Old cars were so much tougher and sturdier!"

      about 4 days ago
    • Damon Mattheus
      Damon Mattheus

      LIKE A ROCK... JUST SITS THERE! Chevy sucks!

      about 4 days ago
    • Joe schmo
      Joe schmo

      love it!

      about 4 days ago
    • josh vanhoose
      josh vanhoose

      Why why did you fucking do that

      about 5 days ago
    • Bob Bobinson
      Bob Bobinson

      Haha "the IHS has made a real impact". It's definitely not consumer demand for safer and safer cars.

      about 5 days ago