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Extremely Rare 1967 Gyro - X car from Gyro Transport Systems

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Uploaded on Jul 12, 2009

Update: Thanks to everyone for your passionate interest and information about the Gyro-X car. The car has been sold to a private collector for a full restoration! So all you Gyro fans keep your eyes peeled to the road, you might see it in your mirrors!

Thanks to all that helped up find information on this extrememely rare piece of automotive history. It's a 1967 Gyro - X from Gyro Transport Systems of Northridge, California. The only one we know in existence.

Check out http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM... to see it on the front cover of Science & Mechanics magazine.

The Gyro-X owes its ultra low-drag, lowlift lines to internationally famed automotive stylist Alex S.Tremulis former Chief of Advanced Styling for Ford Motor Company. Tremulis spent 13 year in Ford's styling department before departing in 1963 to set up shop as a contract stylist. Earlier, he'd helped style the 1933 Duesenberg (still a design classic), the way-out Cord and later, but still years ahead of its time, the controversial Tucker.

The Gyro-X is not only something else but, says its builder, Gyro Transport Systems Inc. Northridge. Calif., is the forerunner of a whole new breed of super fast, gyro-stabilized land-water vehicles.

"You could almost completely demolish the Gyro-X in a head-on collision" claims one of its developers, "and if its gyro were still spinning, she'd stay upright, neatly balanced on her two wheels."

Gyro-stabilized and "center tracking" on just two wheels, the low (47-inch high), lean (42-inch wide) and lightweight 1,850-lb. Gyro-X has better than "wide-track" road-holding ability and the quick manoeuverability of a motorcycle. More to the point, two wheels permit the kind of aerodynamic styling that drastically reduces wind resistance and road drag, power robbers, in most Detroit cars, sap upwards of 60% of an engine's horsepower at high speed. Even family sized gyro-cars should be able to nudge 125 mph, pushed by pint-sized 80 to 120-hp engines.

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