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Chrysler Turbine Car

The Chrysler Turbine Car by Ghia.

Vehicle Overview

The Chrysler Turbine Car designed by Ghia was equipped with the A-831 engine which could operate on many different fuels, required less maintenance, and lasted longer than conventional piston engines, although they were much more expensive to produce. A total of 55 cars were built: five prototypes and a limited run of 50 cars for a public user program. The Chrysler Turbine Car design was created by Elwood Engel and the Chrysler studios. A two-door hardtop coupe, it featured power brakes, power steering, and a TorqueFlite transmission, and was coated with a metallic, root beer-colored paint known as “turbine bronze”. It feature headlights that “hang” inside a larger fender opening that resembles an air intake, which was a theme that Giovanni Savonuzzi and Ghia has explored in the past with the Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupé.

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Photo courtesy of Hyman Ltd.

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Technical Specifications

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  • Year
    1963
  • Make
    Chrysler
  • Model
    Turbine Car
  • Coachbuilder
    Ghia
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  • Units built
    55
  • Engine Type
    Turbine
  • Designer
    Elwood Engel
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Carlos Herrera
Carlos Herrera
3 years ago

The good old days! The thing i love the most of this car is that it could burn basically everything!