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Say,..... The left rear wheel actully appears savageable...... Even the air! My little house was a school house that was built in 1903. Route 23 was rerouted back in the late 50's from behind the house to in front of it. Also there is a railroad bed behind the house. The tracks were torn up back in the mid 70's when the train service stopped on the Harlem Valley Line which ran from NYC to Chataham NY. I don't have any photos, but back in the early 50's before the road was changed the cars had to cross the Railroad tracks. I am not old enough to remember it but I have often be told by some of the old timers around here that it was the scene of where an automobile with a family in it, and a train, met. All the folks in the car died. The car may have been an early 50's almost new at the time Buick or a Hudson or something of that sort. When Route 23 was rerouted, a bridge was put in so traffic could pass over the Railroad. I am not really sure but it happen in what is now my back yard. Sometimes tragedy it is closer than you think. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> Dave!

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A good cyberfriend saw the 56 Buick picture and knew he had seen the poor guy in the plaid shirt walking around holding his jacket before. He checked his collection and sure nuf he has a picture of the same wreck but from another vantage point. Thanks 4Speed Matt

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: buick5563</div><div class="ubbcode-body">OK, that's just creepy. sick.gif

Mike </div></div>

It would be really creepy to have that car sitting in the garage for 10K knowing two people died in it, regardless of their fame and notariety.

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Ok, a 1940 something Buick came through my grandparent's backyard in the early 1960's I have a pic. somewhere, it has that grill with the teeth. As for that other car why was it not smashed after the accident? Who has been keeping that pile of junk all these years?

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Wes, Jayne Mansfield has a kind of celebrity cult following.

Just struck me that this discussion revived right around the anniversary of the crash- June 29, 1967.

Cue up Twilight Zone opening theme...

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Mr. Earl,

First, please understand this is no criticism of you. But that guy selling that car on ebay is in THE worst possible taste.

Does this moron realize Jayne Mansfield's daughter, Mariska Hargitay, is still very much alive? I wonder if that seller would like it if his parents died in a car crash and someone decided to use their death car in a public spectacle?

With all the weirdos in the world (not to mention the gazillion Goths out there who would think this car is neat) I wouldn't be surprised if some guy with more money than brains buys it and misuses it.

Wow, what a lack of taste!

Joe

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Joe, I expect the auction was deliberately timed around the crash anniversary. The car has been on a morbid show and museum circuit virtually since right after the crash anyway, displayed in a glass enclosure- which I expect was as much to stifle the death stench as anything.

I believe all three of the little Hargitays who survived the crash are still alive, along with Jayne's two other children.

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Let's get off that gory subject with this little fender bender smile.gif

Wonder what could have crumbled this. The old rounded top (arch) fenders could take some impact before even bending, so wonder what could have hit this.

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Mikey, when did this happen. Hope everybody is OK. Must have been riding down the road eatin pie.

looks like Woodie got a haircut too. :D

He got a haircut before Christmas.

That wreck was so bad it scraped all of the white paint off from below my stainless mouldings!

Nice Les :)

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Not a Buick -- but a good video showing how far safety has come these past 50 years. 1959 Chevy versus 2009 Chevy 40mph off center head on. Notice the amount of impingement into the 1959 driver seat.

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Dug this one up from some 10 12 years ago. Boy I sure miss some of the contributors to the thread.

 

 Let's see if it can be jump started again, if you have Buick crash scene pictures lets see them.

 

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On 1/4/2019 at 2:37 PM, MrEarl said:

Dug this one up from some 10 12 years ago. Boy I sure miss some of the contributors to the thread.

 

 Let's see if it can be jump started again, if you have Buick crash scene pictures lets see them.

 

forgive me if some of these may be repeats 

 

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Scary  the extent of damage , think I’ll drive carefully with Ruby 

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Apologies , but a bit of a associated topic 

but I find driving my classic Ruby quite stressful if I stop to think about a potential accident, was nearly hit head on during a rally on a s bend , not being anti  regarding woman drivers , but it was a woman on the wrong side of road !

Being in Cyprus, i think about the added difficulty of repairing Ruby over here ,  should she get damaged ,obtaining parts etc .

Ruby , quite a costly car for my budget , if I owned one of the stunning expensive cars some the members have , don’t know how I would feel taking into to some of the busy thoroughfares I take Ruby. On second thoughts I’d like the opportunity 😆

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With having been in two major crashes (not my fault or hurt) with my company trucks in the past 10 years due to incompetent / careless drivers, I have thought (not dwelled on it though) about this issue with my Buick too. 

Sharp eyes and awareness around you are about the only defence against what seems to be ever increasing dangerous driving out there...

Even with that... the road travelled is often a gamble.

(fortunately NOT my Buick)

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 I have the same worries. I had a very near miss the other day in my daily driver. A Fed Ex truck stopped nicely at the stop sign at the cross road, and I was on the thru road, then he pulled out right in front of me! Haven't had as close a call for a while. I suppose he thought it was a four way stop or something. I think the quick ratio steering on modern cars is one of the biggest safety benefits, as it has allowed me to avoid many similar accidents over the years.

 The one time I did get hit in a vintage Buick was when the '56 Roadmaster was hit in the right side door in 1981, and I saw the guy coming out of the side street, but the poor '56 couldn't move out of the way fast enough.

 Keith

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