The Walter P. Chrysler Museum, located on Fiat Chrysler’s campus in Auburn Hills, is shutting down for good later this month, so friend of Jalopnik Steve Lehto decided to stop by and get a final glimpse of one of the museum’s crown jewels: a 1963 Turbine Car.

Chrysler spent three decades designing turbine-powered vehicles, but only built 50 “production” cars for the public and five prototypes. Of those, 46 were eventually scrapped, and nine remain to this day.


Here’s Lehto, Fiat Chrysler’s Brant Rosenbush, and Nostalgic Motoring’s Mark Lieberman dropping some knowledge on one of the most interesting pieces of American automotive history:

The Walter P. Chrysler Museum’s final day for public viewing is December 18th, so if you want to gaze upon Chrysler’s fascinating Turbine Bronze legend, you’re running out of time.

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