National Geographic : 1938 Jan
Torture-Tests Show Why Today's Cars are Safer FEW PEOPLE KNOW about these al most unbelievable tests. Yet they make Plymouth "the car that stands up best."And it'spricedwith the low est...with Commercial Credit Com pany's easy terms offered by Dodge, De Soto and Chrysler dealers. Punishment in a Sandpit.ThisPlymouth Tortured on a "Twist Rack." Powerful jacks give 2000 Ibs. Tension tries is taking a cruel beating on wheels, trans- the frame terrific inequalities of pressure at four toseparatethesteel-and mission, steering mechanism...much corners. Yet the body stays level...proving the rubber bond of a Floating worse than any owner will ever give it. strength of Plymouth's big X-braced frame. Power engine mounting. L MiW 11" I 4 Ten Solid Days of"Bumps" iswhat this 5 No-HeWon'tFallThrough.Thesafetyglass 6 Sandbagging a steering wheel. spring has taken-and it's still going of the windshield is supporting the man's en- It delivers a blow of 3000 inch strong! Plymouth's springs are Amola tire weight. When he drops that steel ball, pounds. Plymouth's steering steel...they stand up better, the glass will crack...but it won't crash! wheels must resist this abuse. The "Belgian Roll" is the most vicious of all tests. It shakes and joggles the whole car. It deals out strains, bumps, twists, vibration. Stock Plymouths must meet these tests. 10 Below Zero-Plym- The Big 1938 Plymouth has long life built into outh engines start quickly every part. See it today. PLYMOUTH DIVISION and easily...in every ex- OF CHRYSLER CORPORATION, Detroit, Mich. treme of weather. MajorBowes'Amateur Hr.C.B.S.Network,Thurs..9-10p.m..E.S.T mPlymouth Builds Great Cars "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."