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1967 INDY Gas Turbine Car

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This 1967 Studebaker STP Special was built by Andy Granatelli. The side engine racer was driven by Parnelli Jones. In the 200 mile race (500 miles) at The Brickyard, Car #40 lead 171 laps. On the 197th lap, it suffered a gear box failure ($6.00 part) and eventually finished sixth. What might have been the impact on automobiles had the gas turbine-driven car actually won the race? You can see the racer in the museum in Indianapolis. The next year, "the powers that be" changed the rules to make the use of the gas turbine untenable in INDY car racing.
1967 Studebaker Turbo Car.JPG
Granatelli Chasis.JPG
Indy Car Specs.JPG
Indy Turbo Car #40 - Side View.JPG
Gas Turbine Engine for #40 car
Gas Turbine Engine for #40 car
Andy Granatelli and his Gas Turbine Cars
Andy Granatelli and his Gas Turbine Cars
Gas turbine cars in 1968 Indy Race
Gas turbine cars in 1968 Indy Race
1968 Indy Gas Turbine Cars
1968 Indy Gas Turbine Cars
Rear view of #40 gas turbine car
Rear view of #40 gas turbine car
Gas Turbine Starter
Gas Turbine Starter
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