In a post in another thread today Clocky made mention of a VH Commodore
that broke in half following a relatively minor accident.
Clocky alluded to a subsequent court case in which the owner did not
I've been unable to find any reference to commodores (of any vintage)
breaking unexpectedly in half in accidents.
I did find reference to the original Opel Rekord body requiring
extensive reworking to cope with Australian roads - apparently a rekord
fitted with Australian running gear broke at the firewall after
extended rough road testing - but that is hardly the definitive
Commodore, Wikipedia says that by the time the first Commodore rolled
off the line it had less than 35% commonality with the Opel edition.
Anyway, I do not think clocky made it up, so there must be something of
a grain of truth in the story - does anyone know what happened? And if
you can find something with names in it, then I can do a case search
and see what happened in court.