Posted 4 years ago
This is the 1959 Firebird III Experimental as seen during my visit in 2009.
The description sign read:
The third vehicle on GM's trilogy of gas turbine-powered concept cars was the Firebird III. The cars styling was highlighted by seven short wings / tail fins and a double-bubble canopy. Powered by a third generation gas turbine - more powerful, yet a fraction of the size of its predecessors - this concept car also had an auxiliary 10hp engine to run its many power accessories. Most remarkable, the Firebird III boasted the world's first "drive-by-wire" system. Steering, throttle and brake functions were all controlled by an aircraft-like joystick.
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Thanks for looking,