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History HISTORY: The 1953 GM XP-21 Firebird - America's First Turbine-Powered Car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KIRK!, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. KIRK!
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    I was digging around in my archive and came across this brochure. Check out the FULL STORY HERE!

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  2. KIRK!
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  3. They just had a special on the local PBS station here a couple of weeks ago on this very same car!. They said no one wanted to drive it from GM, they were too frightened they had to get a NASCAR driver to drive it to test it out!! can't remember his name though.. he was a NASCAR driver in the 50's..Turbine engine also, speedometer sender was that antenna sticking out of the fin wing..

    HAHA guess I should've just read the link...Mauri Rose was the driver..
     

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