Type 44/5000 safety rating

Steve Sears steve.sears at soil-mat.on.ca
Wed Aug 28 15:19:07 EDT 2002

Michael wrote:
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
on "Recirculate")

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
next time.
Steve Sears
1987 5kTQ
1980 5k
1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes
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