Again within the Sixties, turbine energy was fairly the fascination for automotive firms. Clearly there was the Chrysler Turbine automotive, however Ford was within the sport, too. The distinction was that they had been contemplating turbine energy for business vans. Whereas a wide selection of prototypes had been constructed, simply essentially the most distinguished was the futuristic-looking “Massive Pink.” It featured a large turbine engine, huge cab, and an array of options that would not be misplaced in a contemporary truck, similar to room for reclined seating, a TV and small oven (which at present would in all probability be a microwave).
Someplace alongside the road, Massive Pink disappeared from public view. However the truck has been rediscovered, because of the efforts of automotive publication The Drive. They tracked down the truck to its present residence, and talked with the proprietor and different individuals related to the truck to piece collectively what occurred to it. It is an enchanting story that you simply completely should learn in its entirety over on their website.
The story has all types of attention-grabbing particulars. Apparently Ford-backed racing firm Holman and Moody nabbed it from Ford after a nasty falling out between them and the Blue Oval, because of it being left damaged at considered one of Holman and Moody’s amenities. The truck ultimately ended up within the fingers of the present proprietor, who had it absolutely restored and even had a later Ford turbine engine prototype put in in order that it might be fired up and pushed once more.
The trailers are nonetheless lacking, however the necessary half has survived. As for why it hasn’t been seen a lot, it is apparently terribly heavy (20,000 kilos), so it may possibly’t be moved simply, and the proprietor has wished to take care of a comparatively low profile. We’re hoping that the proprietor and a museum might prepare to have the truck placed on show for individuals to see. Within the meantime, try the total report by The Drive and the cool authentic video in regards to the truck above.