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‘Sir Vival’ is one of America’s earliest safety cars. During a time when concern was growing over the safety of the automobile in America, numerous individuals began building concept vehicles that included safety features such as padded interiors, seat belts, and impact absorbing or deflecting bumpers. ‘Sir Vival’, constructed by Watler C. Jerome of Massachusetts, was built out of a 1948 Hudson Commodore and is unique in the safety car world as it is articulated (hinged) just behind the engine compartment. This articulation separates the passengers from the engine, and aids in impact deflection during a collision.