A small, 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch brochure of the Chrysler Turbine car. Fifty of these elegantly styled cars were built to test the feasibility of a turbine engine in an automotive use. They were loaned out to "real" people around the country for three months at a time. I remember seeing, and hearing, one pass us on the "old road" to Stony Creek back when they were in the hands of a few private citizens. The color was very metallic and in the sun almost looked like fire. It sound was almost that of a jet plane. I've scanned this 12 page booklet large enough so the text is able to be read when you click on the images. For the Wiki on this Elwood Engel designed, Ghia-built car, and its very cool powerplant, click here, or for the AllPar.com story click here.
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As soon as I saw this 1/43 scale model, I started scratching my head. Did Chrysler really make a convertible version of the Turbine car? I've never seen one in photos, never read about one either. Of course, Hollywood may possibly have made a fake one for a movie at one time or another. What I'm positive though, is that if Chrysler DID make one, they would never have painted it bright chromium yellow with a gray and blue interior, lol. I just had to buy this to add to my "oddities" collection. Plus it was really cheap and the proportions are pretty much perfect except for the lack of a roof. And that color.