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19th Aug '17 7:33:57 PM Yozzy
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* {{Downplayed}} example in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', where it's something of a running gag for the Blue Beetle, Harry Dresden's [=VW=] Bug, keeps getting disabled and partly demolished in the process, only for [[TheGhost Mike the Mechanic]] to resurrect it from the dead. Over the course of the series, it's been fixed over and over again with a series of replacement parts with mismatched paint and a [[Film/TheLoveBug 53 graffitied onto the hood]]. During the course of events in ''Literature/Changes'', it gets put down for good.
21st Jun '17 10:51:31 AM CosmicFerret
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* TheDukesOfHazzard's '69 Charger surely counts. To be sure, the reality was that they destroyed so many of them that towards the end of the series they began to have difficulty finding any more to smash up, but the on-screen portrayal (truckload of continuity errors notwithstanding) is of one single car that survived no end of {{Ramp Jump}}s and other comparably destructive stunts.

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* TheDukesOfHazzard's ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'''s '69 Charger surely counts. To be sure, the reality was that they destroyed so many of them that towards the end of the series they began to have difficulty finding any more to smash up, but the on-screen portrayal (truckload of continuity errors notwithstanding) is of one single car that survived no end of {{Ramp Jump}}s and other comparably destructive stunts.
30th Apr '17 11:07:57 AM nombretomado
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18th Apr '17 6:00:52 AM Bissek
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* ''Series/TopGear'' purchased an ancient Toyota Hilux pick-up truck which they proceeded to drive down a set of concrete stairs, crash into a tree, submerge in the sea, drive through a shed, set on fire, drop a caravan on it, hit with a wrecking ball, and placed on top of a 22-story building just before it was demolished. With minimal repairs (the only part they replaced after being damaged was the windshield, and that was so they could continue abusing the truck without risking harm to the driver), it re-started ''every single time''. It now has a place of honor in the ''Top Gear'' studio.

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* ''Series/TopGear'' purchased an ancient Toyota Hilux pick-up truck which they proceeded to drive down a set of concrete stairs, crash into a tree, submerge in the sea, drive through a shed, set on fire, drop a caravan on it, hit with a wrecking ball, and placed place on top of a 22-story building just before it was demolished. With minimal repairs (the only part they replaced after being damaged was the windshield, and that was so they could continue abusing the truck without risking harm to the driver), it re-started ''every single time''. It now has a place of honor in the ''Top Gear'' studio.
18th Apr '17 5:59:07 AM Bissek
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* ''Series/TopGear'' purchased an ancient Toyota Hilux pick-up truck which they proceeded to drive down a set of concrete stairs, crash into a tree, submerge in the sea, drive through a shed, set on fire, drop a caravan on it, hit with a wrecking ball, and place on top of a 22-story building just before it was demolished. With minimal repairs (the only part they replaced after being damaged was the windshield, and that was so they could continue abusing the truck without risking harm to the driver), it re-started ''every single time''. It now has a place of honor in the ''Top Gear'' studio.

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* ''Series/TopGear'' purchased an ancient Toyota Hilux pick-up truck which they proceeded to drive down a set of concrete stairs, crash into a tree, submerge in the sea, drive through a shed, set on fire, drop a caravan on it, hit with a wrecking ball, and place placed on top of a 22-story building just before it was demolished. With minimal repairs (the only part they replaced after being damaged was the windshield, and that was so they could continue abusing the truck without risking harm to the driver), it re-started ''every single time''. It now has a place of honor in the ''Top Gear'' studio.
18th Apr '17 5:58:42 AM Bissek
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* ''Series/TopGear'' purchased an ancient Toyota Hilux pick-up truck which they proceeded to drive down a set of concrete stairs, crash into a tree, submerge in the sea, drive through a shed, set on fire, drop a caravan on it, and place on top of a 22-story building just before it was demolished. With minimal repairs, it re-started ''every single time''. It now has a place of honor in the ''Top Gear'' studio.

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* ''Series/TopGear'' purchased an ancient Toyota Hilux pick-up truck which they proceeded to drive down a set of concrete stairs, crash into a tree, submerge in the sea, drive through a shed, set on fire, drop a caravan on it, hit with a wrecking ball, and place on top of a 22-story building just before it was demolished. With minimal repairs, repairs (the only part they replaced after being damaged was the windshield, and that was so they could continue abusing the truck without risking harm to the driver), it re-started ''every single time''. It now has a place of honor in the ''Top Gear'' studio.
16th Apr '17 9:26:57 PM nombretomado
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* {{Stephanie Plum}} occasionally is forced to drive her grandfather's 1953 Buick, which has damaged many other cars but has never been dented or scratched.

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* {{Stephanie Literature/{{Stephanie Plum}} occasionally is forced to drive her grandfather's 1953 Buick, which has damaged many other cars but has never been dented or scratched.
11th Jan '17 6:38:18 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** On top of that, when they drove it into the studio, the frame (normally the sturdiest part of the car) wsa held together by the body (there to streamline and make it look pretty). Since body-plates are usually not held on by much (making them easier to replace), that really says something about the Hilux's construction.

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** On top of that, when they drove it into the studio, the frame (normally the sturdiest part of the car) wsa was held together by the body (there to streamline and make it look pretty). Since body-plates are usually not held on by much (making them easier to replace), that really says something about the Hilux's construction.



* ''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.

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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' Casey's Crown Vic ''just'' falls under "classic" at the time of filming (it's an 85, '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 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.
9th Dec '16 5:15:53 AM DeepRed
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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. Though unusually for this trope, it was only five years old at the time of filming.

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* The [[Film/TheBluesBrothers Bluesmobile]] survives incredible abuse amidst ridiculous stunts until it [[CriticalExistenceFailure literally comes apart apart]] once the boys finally reach Daley Plaza. Though unusually for this trope, it was only five years old at the time of filming.
16th Sep '16 7:08:06 AM Knight20
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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.

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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.50s.
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