Unsafe At Any Speed: Minnesota Police Pull Over What May Be World’s Most Unsafe Car

My friend Ralph Nader became famous with his study of “Unsafe At Any Speed,” showing the dangers of the Chevrolet Corvair. He may want to do a sequel based on this vehicle seized by the Minnesota State Patrol. You start with a Ford Pinto (notorious for blowing up in relatively low-speed collisions) and then add a few of these personal touches to make what may be the world’s most unsafe vehicle.


This car was actually pulled over by a highway patrolman. Some highlights (as shown below) included a huge hole in the floor and a gas can inside the car with a hose (running outside of the car) as a make-shift fuel system.

Source: Autos as first seen on Reddit

26 thoughts on “Unsafe At Any Speed: Minnesota Police Pull Over What May Be World’s Most Unsafe Car

  1. Best line of the day:

    “(My) 5-gallon boat gas tank in the back seat did the trick for a few weeks. For safety, smokers sitting in the back seat were required to roll down the window….”

  2. One of my uncles, by marriage, had to switch out the battery from his car to his boat. Otherwise, we couldn’t go fishing

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