Type 44/5000 safety rating
steve.sears at soil-mat.on.ca
Wed Aug 28 15:19:07 EDT 2002
50 years ago, seat belts were not mandatory in all cars, and noone had even
heard of airbags.......
Amen to that!
People wonder why my wife and son drive in a separate car to cruise-ins I
attend in the '62 DKW:
Ummm...no seat belts...."padded dash" = a layer of vinyl......forward
folding front seats restrained by small spring loaded hooks......unpadded
steel A,B,C pillars.....crash energy transmitting steel frame.......etc.
(Of course, being a DKW, she leads the procession, or follows with the vents
It sounds like Joe Buyer needed an excuse to back out - and is using his
wife to be "the meanie who won't let me have the car I want". If he wants a
car built to today's safety standards, he has to buy a car that's built
today, and pay with tomorrow's money. (and drive it off the lot, losing a
chunk of the sticker price but still paying for it - it's the most expensive
100 feet a new car owner will drive) Maybe they were watching 60 Minutes
Ben, if you held the car for the guy, maybe you should ask for a deposit
1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes
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