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Mopar Turbines

'62 Dodge & '62 Plymouth Turbines
Mildly restyled '62 Dodge and Plymouth hardtop coupes...served as Chrysler's 'third generation' turbine specials. Two of each were built. One Dodge ran coast to coast, getting 17 mpg. It accelerated from 0-60 mph in a quick 7.8 seconds.
Source: Chrysler Chronicle by James M. Flammang and the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide, Publications International, Ltd., copyright 1995, page 186.

Press releases about the turbines

There are Chrysler Turbines in museums, so if you get a chance, go check one out:

1) Museum of Transportation
St. Louis County Parks & Recreation
(314) 965-7998..FAX:(314)965-0242
3015 Barrett Station Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122
Closed Mondays as of January 2002. Otherwise open daily 9 to 5; closed New Year's, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Exhibits include 1964 Chrysler turbine, (as well as locomotives, trains , buses, trucks, horse-drawn vehicles, aircraft, street cars, and pipeline and communication devices).

2) The Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, which also has on display one of the 50 1963 Turbine Cars made.

Or 3) watch the movie The Lively Set which has a turbine Mopar in a race scene.

Other Links:
Chrysler's Turbine

Updated February 18, 1999; September 27, 1999; October 30, 2000; November 26, 2002; February 1, 2004; February 24, 2014
Revised and moved to the new web site garage August 18, 1999.

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