Monday, March 28, 2016
Designed by Walter C. Jerome of Worcester, Mass., Sir Vival was the subject of a feature in the April 1959 issue of Mechanix Illustrated. The magazine billed it as the “Last Word in Safety Cars?” Despite its “startling unorthodox two-section” design and shocking $10,000 price tag (a Cadillac Series 62 started at around $5,000), Mechanix Illustrated chose to play it straight, highlighting the car's numerous safety features.
Here's a photo of a surviving Sir Vival:
Read a high-resolution scan of the Mechanic Illustrated article at Autoweek