2017 USA Tour Detroit Part 1: Classic Restos Series 35

27 November 2017

Fletch returns to the US and the home of Automotive Manufacturing, Detroit. In part 1, the Chrysler Corporations Turbine Concept Car from the 1960's is revealed, developed primarily because turbine engines rely on fewer moving parts and can use a range of different fuels. Only 55 of these two-door hardtop coupes were produced with an Italian designed futuristic shaped body for consumer testing, ultimately they were all returned to Chrysler after the test and all but nine destroyed. 
 
At the Detroit Historical Museum Fletch talks with curator Dave who showcases an original piece of automotive manufacturing  - the Cadillac Body Drop, the mechanism was acquired when the Clarke Street Cadillac plant was closed and placed in the museum as a working display of Cadillac history. 
 
While in Detroit Fletch had the exclusive opportunity to see the latest Ford GT, a superb aerodynamic Twin Turbo 3.5 litre V6 that will be the challenger to the Ferrari Hypercars, and reflecting Fords 1966 Le Mans 24 Hour winner. Only 1,000 of these will be built and cost more than $450,000 each. Watch out for more episodes to come from Fletch's return to the USA.

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