History Main / InvincibleClassicCar

16th Jan '16 6:12:21 PM maxwellsilver
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* Volvo cars in general have the aura of indestructibilty. * Subverted when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety marked its' 50th annniversary by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_r5UJrxcck crashing a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air into a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu]]. Both cars were destroyed beyond repair at 35 mph, but the modern car's driver would've had a few cuts and bruises while the '59's driver "would've been killed instantly" (read: impaled on the steering column).
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* Volvo cars in general have the aura of indestructibilty. indestructibility. * Subverted when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety marked its' 50th annniversary by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_r5UJrxcck crashing a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air into a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu]]. Both cars were destroyed beyond repair at 35 mph, but the modern car's driver would've had a few cuts and bruises while the '59's driver "would've been killed instantly" (read: impaled on the steering column). Granted, though, Chevy had switched to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_frame#X-frame x-frames]] in 1959, which offered poor performance in a crash and was dropped in 1964.
16th Jan '16 6:01:25 PM maxwellsilver
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* The [[Film/TheBluesBrothers Bluesmobile]] survives incredible abuse amidst ridiculous stunts until it literally comes apart once the boys finally reach Daley Plaza.
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* The [[Film/TheBluesBrothers Bluesmobile]] survives incredible abuse amidst ridiculous stunts until it literally comes apart once the boys finally reach Daley Plaza. Plaza. Though unusually for this trope, it was only five years old at the time of filming.
31st Dec '15 1:05:57 AM Angus_Old
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----* Averted in case of rust protection. Because of advancements in rustproofing technology a car that is 15 years old now would probably be less rusty than a 5-year-old car in the late 50s.
30th Dec '15 9:18:11 PM Ambaryerno
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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' Casey's Crown Vic ''just'' falls under "classic" at the time of filming (it's an 85, and the series began in 2007). While his first car ''does'' get blown up, the replacement is just as MadeOfIron as Casey himself. In one episode it survives being ''crashed through the middle of a restaurant'' and drives off again. ** the '71 Challenger Chuck and Sarah use early in "Chuck Vs. the Colonel" is no less rugged. Although it ''does'' get its windshield blown out in a gunfight, Chuck is able to run down a Fulcrum agent with no visual damage, and any return fire that hits the grill and chassis just plinks off.
18th Dec '15 5:17:53 PM eroock
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->If you crashed (a '56 Buick), they could wipe you off the dashboard and sell it to the next sucker! -->'''[[TheTonightShow Jay Leno]]'''
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->If ->''"If you crashed (a '56 Buick), they could wipe you off the dashboard and sell it to the next sucker! -->'''[[TheTonightShow sucker!"'' -->-- '''[[TheTonightShow Jay Leno]]'''
18th Nov '15 11:37:57 AM Eps05
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* Subverted when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety marked its' 50th annniversary by crashing a 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne into a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. Both cars were destroyed beyond repair at 35 mph, but the modern car's driver would've had a few cuts and bruises while the '59's driver "would've been killed instantly" (read: impaled on the steering column).
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* Subverted when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety marked its' 50th annniversary by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_r5UJrxcck crashing a 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne Bel Air into a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.Malibu]]. Both cars were destroyed beyond repair at 35 mph, but the modern car's driver would've had a few cuts and bruises while the '59's driver "would've been killed instantly" (read: impaled on the steering column).
6th Sep '15 11:48:16 AM nombretomado
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* In ''NeedForSpeed II'', there's a bonus car (accessible by a Cheat Code) called the "Bomber BFS", which is a Hot Rod based on a 1957 Chevrolet. Not only is it capable of surviving damage, but it also apparently has the ability to ram traffic cars out of the way.
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* In ''NeedForSpeed ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed II'', there's a bonus car (accessible by a Cheat Code) called the "Bomber BFS", which is a Hot Rod based on a 1957 Chevrolet. Not only is it capable of surviving damage, but it also apparently has the ability to ram traffic cars out of the way.
25th Aug '15 1:39:10 PM tranz2deep
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** In short, Jay Leno's line at the top of the page is to be taken literally. In the older cars, the drivers and passengers were the crumple zones.
25th Aug '15 1:10:46 PM tranz2deep
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[[AC:Fanfiction]] *[[http://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-fiction/top-gear-3025/ Top Gear 3025]] has the unlikely instance of the presenters of the time of writing (Clarkson, Hammond, and May) being brought into the Successor States to do what they usually do--with Battlemechs. Among the series-congruent insanity, it is found that the infamous Hilux is '''still''' the truck of choice--just updating the construction.
25th Aug '15 1:04:00 PM tranz2deep
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