Jay Leno and Chrysler Turbine car

Chances are you've probably heard about the Chrysler Turbine cars of the 1960s, but we're betting you don't know anywhere near as much as Jay Leno. The late night talk show host and car nut picked up his own Turbine, and it is featured in the latest installment of Jay Leno's Garage.

The post-jump video is nearly 25 minutes long, and after watching it you'll ascend to Chrysler Turbine expert. We had no idea there were only 55 units ever produced, that it can run on tequila, the bodies were crafted in Italy or that the turbine engine sounds like... well, you'll have to hear it for yourself. As an added bonus, Jay threw in a 1960s promotional video that illustrates just how the turbine engine works. Terrific history lesson, and you can see it for yourself by hitting the jump.

[Source: Jay Leno's Garage]