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Frank Kleptz’s 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car On Display At Stahl Automotive Foundation Museum

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Chrysler’s search for a more reliable engine in the 1960s created a few priceless collectables.

In all 55 examples of Chrysler’s 1963 Turbine Car were made. To test the revolutionary cars designed to offer an alternative to the piston engines of the time, the cars were loaned out to various real-world drivers. Instead of finding that the new turbine engine powered cars were more reliable and efficient than Chrysler’s other engines of the 1960s, the project proved to be inefficient with higher emissions. Shortly after these findings, all but nine of the cars were scrapped along with the project itself.

Two remained with Chrysler, five were destined for the museum, and two others were privately held. Of course one of those privately held examples ended up in Jay Leno’s collection. While that is not really all that surprising, what is extraordinary is the

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Ford GT in Bare Carbon at Petersen Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum displays Ford’s limited production “Liquid Carbon” supercar.



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When you read the story about the Petersen Automotive Museum’s display of the 2021 Ford Bronco design prototype, you may have noticed that Ford’s resurrected SUV was sharing lobby floor space with a remarkably contrasting vehicle. The second-generation Ford GT is one of the wildest designs to wear the Blue Oval badge—and the special Liquid Carbon edition takes it one big step further.



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The Ford GT—a 21st century version of the classic GT40 from the ’60s — was a concept car before it became a limited production vehicle (just over 4,000 cars) for the 2005 and 2006 model years. The second gen ford GT appeared in 2015, debuting at the North American Auto Show in Detroit. The broad hood might remind you of the shovelnose shape that

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Petersen Automotive Museum welcomes back car enthusiasts for 1st time in months

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Car enthusiasts, rejoice. The Petersen Automotive Museum on Thursday welcomed back guests after being shut down for months.

Those who are looking to visit will be required to have a reservation in advance as the museum can only operate at 25% capacity. Admission is free for first responders and health care workers through the year.

The museum will also have several safety protocols in place, including a face mask requirement and sanitation stations throughout the venue. Guests will also be offered a stylus, which can be used on things like elevator buttons, to enhance a touchless experience.

Operations manager Lincoln Ramirez told Eyewitness News the museum is excited to be able to open its doors and show off four new exhibits.

The museum actually reopened last June, but that didn’t last long due to changing state and local COVID-19 restrictions. It had to close 14

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Petersen Automotive Museum Holding Virtual Car Week

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Set the date on your calendar.

Well-known in the enthusiast field, especially among those in southern California, the Petersen Automotive Museum is more than just a place to go and see rare cars, including those used in movies. It’s a place where people of every automotive persuasion gather to show off their rides and rub shoulders with others with similar tastes. Now that the COVID-19 scare has yet again shut down the museum and made any gatherings in California impossible, the administration has decided to hold a virtual car week to help people still socialize.

This celebration will be in lieu of Monterey Car Week 2020, which sadly has been canceled. If you want to enter your vehicle for the Petersen Virtual Car Week and show it off to the world, the deadline is July 10, so you better get moving. Submissions

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