Chrysler Turbine Car ‘1963
The Chrysler Turbine Car was the first and only consumer test ever conducted of gas turbine-powered cars.
Of the total 55 units built (5 prototypes and 50 “production” cars), most were scrapped at the end of a trial period, with only nine remaining in museums and private collections.
Though Chrysler’s turbine engine project was terminated in 1977, the Turbine Car was the high point of a three decade project to perfect the engine for practical use.
It was also made by Ghia, and that’s why it looks good.
Also check out Jay Leno’s documentary and road test of this interesting concept developed at the wrong time.