17 Of The Strangest Cars Ever Designed

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1955 Chrysler (Ghia) Streamline X “Gilda”

1955 Ghia Gilda r3q
Michael Furman

The 1955 Chrysler (Ghia) Streamline X “Gilda” got its name from a 1946 Rita Hayworth movie. After foregoing a planned jet turbine engine, Italian firm Ghia outfitted the Gilda with a plain 1.5-liter engine made for touring. The design is an antecedent to a short run of Chrysler turbine cars, and the fins tell you it’s from the 1950s.

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