The article says: "Chrysler didn’t want prototypes out on the road,” he says. “They were famous cars; they had their life. We didn’t want them to end up on a used car lot or have somebody pull out the turbine engine and put a 318 in one or a Hemi in one—and people would. So, while it’s a horrific video for anyone who cares about automotive history, the process was definitely justified.”
Gee, I'm not sure I agree. The body and interior styling were so emblematic of that jet-age era, not to mention so beautiful, that more examples deserved to survive. I understand that Chrysler couldn't sell them to the public as-is, especially with a warranty, but did they have to be crushed? Perhaps they could have been sold with their drivetrains removed.
I know I'm just dreaming here - that show cars are routinely destroyed. But I think the author, Jeff Peek, accepts Chrysler's decision to destroy most of the turbine cars a little too easily.