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IIHS 50th Anniversary

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balthazar    1,629

Important to note: '59 Chevys had notably weak frames, well known even in 1959. How a full perimeter frame would've changed the results... we'll never know.

A '58 DeSoto Adventurer frame weighed 318 lbs, a Chrysler 300; 474 lbs. Just saying; that's a lot of structural steel difference there. A C-channel X-frame in a '59 Chevy cannot compare to a full-on boxed perimeter frame, like one in a '59 Buick, for example.

In other words, I place much more creedance in design, than I do in vintage.

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