What is this incredible Flite of fancy?
Post-World War II, the fighter jet was king. Boys dreamed of being pilots, and girls dreamed of marrying them. Carmakers wanted to bask in the reflected glory. Among them, Chrysler first came up with a turbine-engined car in 1954 by dropping a turboshaft unit into a standard Plymouth road car. Things got more sophisticated, until in 1961 Chrysler came up with this concept, the TurboFlite.