Re: [DML] Re: DeLorean Crash safety (was Gullwings on any car)
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Re: [DML] Re: DeLorean Crash safety (was Gullwings on any car)



Louie!

Good to hear from you. Could you please e-mail me off list? I seem to 
have a bad e-mail address for you.

Cheers,
Farrar
#2613

Louie wrote:
> 
> 
> I've been watching the banter on this thread for some time, and could
> no longer sit by and let Claude spew his uninformed misinformation. I
> feel my two cents are worthwhile to this discussion since I'm one of
> the very few in the online DeLorean community to total his DeLorean. I
> was t-boned by a 5,000 pound all-steel Cadillac Fleetwood with full
> chrome bumpers travelling at roughly 50 mph, and look what happened to
> my car:
> 
> http://www.dmcnews.com/mydmc/10115wreck2_louie.jpg 
> <http://www.dmcnews.com/mydmc/10115wreck2_louie.jpg>
> http://www.dmcnews.com/mydmc/10115wreck_louie.jpg 
> <http://www.dmcnews.com/mydmc/10115wreck_louie.jpg>
> 
> My DeLorean was hit so hard that it spun a 180. The passenger
> compartment of my DeLorean was NOT affected by the collision. The car
> absorbed the entire impact, and I was ~NOT~ hurt. I walked away, the
> only injury I sustained was a cut on my neck, either from glass or my
> seatbelt. The biggest gripe I had about the DeLorean's crash
> performance was the underbody was so deflected by the impact that even
> the passenger door was jambed shut; I had to crawl out the drivers
> window of my car after the wreck. That simply meant that the car was
> again absorbing the impact INSTEAD OF MY BODY! Everyone expected me to
> never want to get in a DeLorean again after my wreck, but the opposite
> was true. I was so impressed with the car's impact performance that I
> wouldn't have ANY other car after my wreck. I was in a new DeLorean a
> month after my wreck. I hate to fuel Claude, but I just can't let him
> assault the DeLorean on something that hits a little to close to home
> for me. We can all insult the car for various things, but safety I
> feel, is not one of them.
> 
> Louie Golden
> Charlotte, NC


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