1957 Cornell-Liberty Safety Car

Date:
1957
Creator:
Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory | Liberty Mutual Insurance Company | Ford Motor Company

Cornell Aeronautical Labs did some of the first crash testing of automobiles. In 1957 Cornell teamed with Liberty Mutual Insurance to build this odd looking concept car that incorporated the lessons learned in testing. The car did not actually run, but it featured ideas like seat belts, head rests, and padded interiors that are incorporated into today's cars.

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
Identifier:
92.172.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.