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Author Lehto, Steve.

Title Chrysler's turbine car : the rise and fall of Detroit's coolest creation / Steve Lehto ; foreword by Jay Leno.

Publication Info. Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, [2010]


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The promise of the jet age -- Chrysler's first "jet" car -- The fourth-generation engine : Chrysler's viable automotive powerplant -- The Ghia turbine car -- The user program : the ultimate public relations event -- The globe-trotting Ghia -- Other Ghias in America -- The user experiment -- Wrap-up of the user program -- The beginning of Chrysler's financial decline -- The problem of smog -- Chrysler's financial troubles -- Other manufacturers and the turbine -- The death of the turbine program -- The survivors -- Going for a ride in Jay Leno's Ghia.
Summary Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the world of automotive research and development in the 1960s, this engaging narrative traces the birth of Chrysler's alternative 'jet' car and reveals the story behind its sudden and mysterious demise. Relying on extensive research and firsthand accounts from surviving members of the turbine car program - including the metallurgist who created the exotic metals for the engine and the test driver who drove it at Chrysler's proving grounds - this chronicle documents the bold development of an automobile with a jet turbine engine. In addition to running wel.
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Subject Chrysler automobile -- History -- 20th century.
Experimental automobiles -- History -- 20th century.
Automobiles, Gas-turbine -- History -- 20th century.
20th century.
Automobiles, Gas-turbine.
Chrysler automobile.
Experimental automobiles.
TRANSPORTATION -- Automotive -- General.
Automobiles, Gas-turbine. (OCoLC)fst00824082
Chrysler automobile. (OCoLC)fst00860268
Experimental automobiles. (OCoLC)fst00918402
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Electronic books
Other Form: Print version: Lehto, Steve. Chrysler's turbine car. Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2010 9781569765494 (DLC) 2010023636 (OCoLC)610819183
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