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Customs '50 DeSoto killed by Dodge Caravan

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rrbrucea, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. rrbrucea
    Joined: Mar 2, 2010
    Posts: 646


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  2. Brentphx
    Joined: Aug 12, 2014
    Posts: 256


    I see a grill up for grabs!! Bet it'll be cheap! It's ok to laugh a little, right? Driver was ok, car was likely insured if it was for sale on a lot... all good news, at least it wasn't being driven at the time! I just keep picturing a minivan going airborne!
  3. Olds Dad
    Joined: Sep 22, 2011
    Posts: 216

    Olds Dad

    What a shame...

    At least there was nobody in the DeSoto
  4. rrbrucea
    Joined: Mar 2, 2010
    Posts: 646


    That was my first thought. And a flying Caravan? Must have been quite the sight.

  5. My 1st thought also. Haha.... Hope everyone is ok.

  6. Desoto didn't Dodge huh? Damn shame..........
  7. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,067

    from Germany

    Actually that would be a nice car to restore. All one needs is a rust free dry state project car to provide a fresh chassis and body. Think of all the hard work restoring parts, most of them will still be good.
  8. Damn sure don't see them out in their natural state much.....and with sleeping Caravans running sure won't help the Desoto DNA stocks.
  9. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,048


    That DeSoto was a '51 or '52.
  10. King ford
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,466

    King ford
    from 08302

    Aaah nothing worse than mopar on mopar crime!

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  11. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,662

    Jalopy Joker

    Wow - at least happened at body shop
  12. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,060

    from California

    that sucks. wonder if the idiot driver has insurance? probably offer the owners $1000.00 to settle since it is just an old car
  13. What he said - will US insurance companies allow the owner to buy back a write-off. I did that about 5 years ago and it all worked well for me.
  14. That must have been a loud as hell crash...
  15. rrbrucea
    Joined: Mar 2, 2010
    Posts: 646


    You are correct! That's what I get for quoting the news media who "identified" the car in their news story.
  16. TexasDart
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 853


    So I guess the Minivan smacked this car so hard that it bounced back and spun all the way around before coming to where is the video.
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,422

    from Ojai,Ca

    I want the the grill, wheels, bumpers and if it had a hemi I will take it too, they can keep the rest.
  18. dan c
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,202

    dan c

    yeah--i got nailed at a stoplight while driving my '49. the old biddy said, "thank god it's an old car!"
  19. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,633


    I would not have thought a Mini Van could inflict that much damage to that big Desoto.
  20. TexasDart
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 853


    hit it in the weak zone of those cars. But the minivan did fare better. It probably has the Flat head 6 Hemi.
  21. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,774


    That's a decent side on! Hopefully the driver is OK, well the car isn't. Down here if insured with a certain company you get the paid out the agreed value of the car plus you get to keep the wreck and do with it what you like!. Part it out may be?
  22. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,388


    Makes me sick too.....but thanks for posting.
  23. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,528

    Rusty O'Toole

    The minivan must have been going like hell. It takes a lot to crush a 1950 DeSoto.
    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    Posts: 658
    from KS

    Yeah, surprisingly nasty damage to 50's real steel vs modern pop can.
  25. KRB52
    Joined: Jul 9, 2011
    Posts: 1,034

    from Conneticut

    Attached to the article are some pictures; one shows what looks like a still from the security video. The still looks like the moment of impact. The van's rear wheels are still off the ground.

    Another angle:

  26. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,445

    from MN,USA

    Talk about T Boned, nasty.
  27. STUPID BITCH,,,,,,,,,,,:mad:
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  28. gas & guns
    Joined: Feb 6, 2014
    Posts: 370

    gas & guns

    That would suck.
  29. Sad to see the Desoto end its LONG life to a JERK.
    The real issue here is the JERK in the Caravan could have hit or killed you or me or someone we love.
    Some can laugh at the damage, etc., but the concern for me is the fact that horses asses are out there driving ... maybe driving a Caravan or whatever, but they are out there, without any regard for your concern or safety.
    Behind the wheels of so many vehicles, there are more horses asses out there than horses.
    Be safe.
  30. Most instances would have a pull over, and nod off session.......unless not entirely sober or some sort of medical knockout issue. Does suck that the older iron made a hasty end....but ..maybe it went to join its former that great big hot rod haven in the sky ?

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