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Automotive Traveler Magazine: 2013 05 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car Page 1

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.