Mechanix Illustrated Classics

Mechanix Illustrated Classics

Tom McCahill Takes Chrysler’s Gas Turbine Car for a Spin

September, 1963

Tom found this experimental “cyclone in a tin can” to be silent, vibrationless, an adequate performer . . . and, just maybe, the car of tomorrow. Sadly, though, tomorrow never showed up. Of the 55 cars that Chrysler built, most were scrapped at the end of the program. Chrysler saved two of them, while five are on display at museums in the United States, and two landed in private collections. If you’re curious about what it was like to drive one, read on!

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