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The 1961 Moretti Multipa Patio Set

If my dealings in the classic car culture have taught me anything, it’s that I’m not a very brave person. I must be downright finicky when it comes to car safety. When I see this, all I can think of is the scary driver ed videos that I watched in high school, and then consider the cars in those videos were veritable tanks. While most Multipas were enclosed, some were configured like this, with little or no consideration for human mortality

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But really, what are the ropes doing? It’s like a sick joke. Lets play this out, what are the possible rolls these ropes could play? The only this rope does that a door does, is remind people to not hop out of a moving vehicle. But if you’re in such a compromised state of mind that this reminder is helpful, then all bets are pretty much off. If you go flying out of this thing, intentionally or otherwise, performing a radical jumping maneuver or just slumping over unconscious, this thing is only going to help trip or ensnare you.

And then I consider what this care was built for guest transport around the coastal destinations of the Mediterranean. But then agai,n it may be nice to easily egress from a vehicle tumbling off a cliff.

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So which is it? Extremely unsafe or the very least safe vehicle configuration, ever? Is there a car design working harder at passenger murder than this?

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