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1956 Turbine; In 1956, the Automotive Industry takes another giant step forward as it unveils an experimental gas-turbine test car. Driven from New York to California, it completes the 3,000 mile journey flawlessly with inventor George Huebner behind the wheel.
Taming the Tornado, December 1961. Introduction of the 1962 Dodge Turbine endurance run from New York City to Los Angeles. Total distance covered waa 3,000 miles in 4 1/2 days.
Riding the Whirlwind, a Chrysler Promotional Film showing the 1962 Dodge Turbine at Daytonna Beach. The announcer hints at what's to come in less than a year!
Introduction of the Turboflite, Rare silent footage of Virgil Exner Sr introducing the Turboflite running concept in 1960.
Uncrating The Turbine, Rare silent footage of the arrival of the first Chrysler Turbine prototype from Ghia of Italy at Chrysler during the winter of 1962. The working name of this auto was Typhoon at this point.
The Chrysler Turbine Car, History and Development leading up to the Chrysler Turbine for the 1964 customer trials.
New Power for Progress, Introducing the consumer-based trials for the 1963 Chrysler Turbine. 100 customers were selected to drive 50 cars. Chrysler used this film to help dealers understand how they could leverage the release by acting as hosts to the Turbine tour.
Chrysler Clipper, the world-wide tour of the new Chrysler Turbine lasting four months and included 24 cities in 21 countries on 5 continents.
Life with the Lively Set; a promotion for the film, The Lively Set starring Casey Owens, Pamela Tiffin, Doug McClure, Joanie Summers, and the new Chrysler Turbine for 1963.
The 1963 Chrysler Turbine demonstrates its unique sound in St Louis in 2007.
Destruction of the Dream, filming of the destruction of 46 of the 55 Chrysler Turbine cars. This footage served as evidence to keep Chrysler from paying exhorbanent import tariffs due to their high manufacturing cost and country of origin.
1977 LeBaron Turbine, A silent film introducing the last of the unique-bodied Turbine cars. With a body designed by Bob Marks, it had had the Gen7 Turbine engine and featured many styling touches that carried forward to the 81-83 Imperial. The beginning of the film shows work being performed on its stablemate, a '76 Dodge Aspen fitted with the same powerplant.

 

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