Chrysler's Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation
Chrysler's Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of
In 1964, Chrysler gave the world a glimpse of the future. They built a fleet of turbine cars--automobiles with jet engines--and loaned them out to members of the public. The fleet logged over a million miles; the exercise was a raging success. These turbine engines would run on any flammable liquid--tequila, heating oil, Chanel #5, diesel, alcohol, kerosene. If the cars had been mass produced, we might have cars today that do not require petroleum-derived fuels. The engine was also much simpler than the piston engine--it contained one-fifth the number of moving parts and required much less maintenance. The cars had no radiators or fan belts and never needed oil changes. Yet Chrysler crushed and burned most of the cars two years later; the jet car's brief glory was over. Where did it all go wrong? Controversy still follows the program, and questions about how and why it was killed have never been satisfactorily answered. Steve Lehto has interviewed all the surviving members of the turbine car program--from the metallurgist who created the exotic metals for the interior of the engine to the test driver who drove it at Chrysler’s proving grounds for days on end. Lehto takes these first-hand accounts and weaves the...
- ASIN: 1569765499
Road Signature 1963 Chrysler Turbine Bronze 1/18 Diecast Model Car
Yat Ming Scale 1:18-1963 Chrysler Turbine
[Chrysler's Turbine Car] [Author: Lehto, Steve] [May, 2012]
Johan 1964 Chrysler Turbine Car EZ-Build 1/25 Model Kit
Automotive Traveler: At the 2013 Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance: (Jet Age Cover: Chrysler Turbine Car)
Automotive Traveler: At the 2013 Rodeo Drive Concours
Now in its 20th year, the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance has been listed by Frommer’s as “300 Unmissable Events in the World.” On what is often said to be the world’s most fashionable avenue, the theme for this year’s show was the Jet Age. This was the period immediately following the end of the Second World War characterized by optimism, aerodynamic styling, flamboyant tail fins, wide white walls, and massive amounts of chrome. This year’s event also celebrated two 50-year anniversaries, for the iconic Porsche 911 and the ground-breaking Learjet. Each was marked with special displays, in the case of the Learjet, a full-scale mock up on Rodeo Drive of the all-new model 85 business jet. The organizing committee assembled an outstanding collection of cars from the classics of the 1920s to contemporary supercars like the McLaren P1 with its 900-horsepower hybrid gas-electric drivetrain. Held every Father’s Day, the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance is totally free for spectators and is unique in all the world.
- ASIN: 1490477659
Road Signature 92448 1963 Chrysler Turbine Bronze 1/18 Diecast Model Car
Road Signature 92448 1963 Chrysler Turbine Bronze 1/18
Brand new 1:18 scale diecast model of 1963 Chrysler Turbine Bronze die cast car model by Road Signature.Has steerable wheels.Brand new box.Rubber tires.Has opening hood, doors and trunk.Made of diecast with some plastic parts.Detailed interior, exterior, engine compartment.Dimensions approximately L-10.5, W-4, H-3.5 inches.Please note that manufacturer may change packing box at anytime. Product will stay exactly the same.
- Brand: Road Signature
- ASIN: B01NBJAM5X
- UPC: 789657421863
The Chrysler Corp. turbine car heating and ventilating system (SAE)
'63 CHRYSLER TURBINE (GOLD) * 1 of 30 * Hot Wheels Spectrafrost 2013 Cool Classics Die-Cast Vehicle
'63 CHRYSLER TURBINE (GOLD) * 1 of 30
'63 CHRYSLER TURBINE (GOLD) * 1 of 30 * Hot Wheels Spectrafrost 2013 Cool Classics Die-Cast Vehicle. Cool Spectrafrost Paint Job. Metal/Metal. Retro Slots. Vehicle measures approximately 3 inches long. May not be compatible with some Hot Wheels track or playlets. 2013 Release. Ages 4 and up. From Mattel.
- Brand: Hot Wheels
- ASIN: B00ILYG20O
- UPC: 746775259440