VIDEO: Chrysler destroying the Turbine Car Posted 2010/06/18 @ 06:00 AM By Myles Kornblatt
Chrysler flirted with the idea of using turbine engines in passenger vehicles. The greatest result was a 1963 pilot program that featured around 50 cars specially built to hold the engine that could run on any combustible fuel.
Ordinary citizens were entrusted with these machines that could rev all the way to 45,000 rpm. So it was no wonder that Chrysler quickly came to the conclusion that the public was not ready for turbine power, and most of the cars were destroyed to avoid an importation takes on the Italian-built bodies.
The Chrysler Turbine Car made our list of Top Ten Cars You Will Likely Never see on the Road, and here’s the proof. Shed a tear for these Ghia- bodied wonders as they come to an unjustified end. A staffer even commented that one of the cars getting picked up by the forklift even has a little surprised “Why me?” look to it. Why indeed.