Showing what Chrysler Corporation calls the world's first assembly line for turbine-powered passenger cars, in Detroit.
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Background: Showing what Chrysler Corporation calls the world's first assembly line for turbine-powered passenger cars, in Detroit. Chrysler President Lynn Townsend, on left, and executives watch installation of gas turbine engine on a front suspension assembly, in one of first 50 cars to be distributed to motorists for tests. Assembly line will produce one car a week. The turbine engine has a single spark plug, operates without anti-freeze, oil changes or seasonal tune-ups, and can use any type of combustible fuel. Film ends with Townsend driving car off line and out of building. These are test cars, not for sale to the general public, and the consumer test program is expected to last two years.