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Old 06-15-2016, 03:23 PM
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Default Chrysler Turbine Car

The Chrysler Turbine Car was unique in many ways. In testing, about 50 were released to the public for short term tests. I was fortunate to have one in our neighborhood, and would see it often.

The model shown here is another of Hot Wheels better efforts. So many /64 collectors shun Hot Wheels and don’t know what they are missing.





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Old 06-16-2016, 03:52 PM
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Hi Bob....................................

AS a rule I usually stay away from Hot Wheels.......................

However like you I do have a few that I JUST HAD TO HAVE!!


Also checking on that error message.............
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:53 PM
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The front fenders look like the rear quarter panels od a '61-'63 thunderbird.The roof looks like it is also from that era thunderbird.I wonder how many people know why this is?
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:13 PM
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The front fenders look like the rear quarter panels od a '61-'63 thunderbird.The roof looks like it is also from that era thunderbird.I wonder how many people know why this is?
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:42 AM
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The car itself was designed in the Chrysler studios under the direction of Elwood Engel, who had worked for the Ford Motor Company before his move to Chrysler. The designer credited with the actual look of the car was Charles Mashigan, who designed a two-seat show car called the Typhoon,[12] which was displayed at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City. Engel used many older Ford styling themes. The rear taillight/bumper assembly was copied directly (with revisions) from a 1958 Ford styling study called the "La Galaxie". He used none of the themes associated with his 1964 Imperial. As Engel incorporated many of the design themes from the 1961 Thunderbird, and because the car was a four seater of similar size and appointment, many enthusiasts call the Ghia Turbine the "Englebird."
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:59 AM
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Thanks for the info..................nice
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:57 AM
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I liked that '63 Chrysler Turbine Car so much, I just bought one. Thank you, Bob, for posting it, and thank you, gtr_5155, for the interesting information about it.
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