Amongst minority factors I remember from when my mom took my brother or sister as well as likewise me to the 1964 New york city city World’s Fair was the deem well as sound of the Generator Auto rounding the track at the Chrysler framework. Naturally, I was a vehicle geek likewise back afterwards.

In addition to of course, back in the post-war Jet Age there were presumptions that screeching jet generators would absolutely alter relatively complex piston engines in daily automobiles as well as likewise automobiles. Chrysler spent millions throughout the ’50 s along with extremely early ’60 s producing the development for vehicles to operate generator power, likewise creating 50 of them for real-world driving as well as likewise given to regular people for three-month analyses.


At some time came the recommendation that wind generator vehicles and also vehicles were going no area, for various real-world aspects, as well as likewise the structured wind generator cars were returned to Chrysler when it shelved the task. In all, 55 were built– 5 designs along with the 50 production autos– along with 45 of them were sent to the crusher as well as likewise harmed.

Which was a disobedience along with a pity, I would absolutely assert, along with it kind of recommends me of when GM destroyed nearly a handful of its places EV-1 electric automobiles.

The Select of the Day is amongst the making it via 1963 Chrysler Generator vehicles and also vehicles, along with amongst simply 2 deceptive hands, the different other staying in Jay Leno’s collection. There are different other survivors housed in galleries, such as The Smithsonian Company, The Henry Ford along with The Petersen Automotive Gallery, yet besides Leno’s, this is the simply one separately had.


” Structure number 991231 is the crown treasure of the (Frank) Kleptz Collection, with the distinction of being the only Chrysler Wind wind turbine Car conveniently offered on the free enterprise today,” according to the St. Louis, Missouria, car dealership marketing and also marketing the vehicle on

” As made use of, it stays in incredibly untainted trouble, wound up in its first steel bronze paintwork with boosting furnishings, all first installments as well as likewise parts, along with a host of spares, documents as well as likewise technical information.”

The Generator is furthermore in running trouble numerous thanks to the cumulative campaigns of the late Kleptz, that was a prominent vehicles and also vehicle lover as well as likewise historian from Terra Haute, Indiana.

Number 991231 spent its working life on the West Coast as a demonstrator before existing to the popular William Harrah Collection of Reno, Nevada, along with an additional wind generator engine, the car dealership bears in mind in the considerable ad recap. Kleptz obtained the auto in the late 1980 s sticking to the separate of Harrah’s collection after his diing.

If any type of kind of auto ought to need to be called popular, it’s the Chrysler Wind Generator, which besides its noticeable technical growths is also a distinctly fine-looking automobile.

” Creating was done inner, taken care of by the new design principal, Elwood Engel,” the provider clears up. “Engel transformed (Virgil) Exner in 1961 as well as likewise offered a more-sophisticated, slab-sided design language, which he honed while running at Ford– which talks about the Generator’s passing resemblance to a late ’50 s Ford Thunderbird.

” The Jet Age principles were a great deal a lot more subdued than the wild fins along with chrome of the Exner age, as well as likewise the Wind wind turbine Automobile was minimized yet visibly elegant.”

The vehicle consists of “a considerable files of layout images, technical information as well as likewise historical documentation,” the supplier states. The sale furthermore will absolutely include an additional generator engine along with transmission establishing.

There is no rate provided for this considerable product of automobile history, as well as likewise that comprehends its worth due to the fact that there definitely are no payments. Connect with the provider for the asking price, as well as likewise a lowball bargain is not recommended.


In addition to speaking additional engines, the car dealership offering the automobile clearly furthermore has a generator engine as well as likewise transmission being marketed separately, a display screen product set up on a relocating stand, which would absolutely be the superior product of garage art.

” System number GT-135 is a protected generator system along with transmission establishing, that is believed to be an additional from the Generator Car public exam program of 1963-1964,” the supplier states.

The asking price for the engine as well as likewise trans is $100,000 Believe that’s extreme? Seek an added.

To see this auto on, see Select of the Day. For the engine as well as likewise stand, see wind generator display product.

Bob Golfen

Bob Golfen is a very long time vehicle writer along with editor, focusing on new autos, debt collection agency autos, vehicles and also vehicle culture along with the automobile way of living. He is the previous auto writer as well as likewise editor for The Arizona Republic along with, the website for the PRICE motorsports network. He has in fact produced free-lance brief posts for a selection of publications, including Autoweek, The New York City City Times along with Barrett-Jackson public auction publications. A lover auto fanatic with a big variety of know-how concerning the old automobiles that everyone enjoy as well as likewise desire, Bob enjoys messing around with old devices. His existing attraction is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super cars.