This Day in Automotive History
Fifty years ago, on 15 May, 1963, at a
well-publicized preview at the Waldorf Astoria, Chrysler introduced
its revolutionary Ghia-bodied Turbine Car. Dubbed the Bronze
Blowtorch, it was heralded by its maker and many experts as the Car
of the Future. Chrysler Turbine Car fan Richard Truesdell looks back
to see where it took a wrong turn and is now considered an asterisk
in automotive history.