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Dick Van Dyke

BACK ON THE ROAD

After Last Car Exploded

8/27/2013 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

082613_dick_van_dyke_launch_v3Dick Van Dyke tells TMZ ... outside of "being a little crispy around the edges," he's perfectly fine after last week's exploding car incident. In fact, he's already back behind the wheel of a new whip.

DVD was in Calabasas yesterday -- in a brand spankin' new Jaguar (a loaner) -- and the 87-year-old was still joking about the frightening moments when a Good Samaritan pulled him from his burning car on the side of the 101 Freeway.

"Well, I needed a little PR anyway," Van Dyke said.

Dick tells us he learned one big lesson from the incident -- a lesson that will probably restore your faith in humanity.

So watch the clip ... unless you hate humanity.

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