Unintended acceleration didn't start with Toyota, nor did it start with the Audi 5000 – it's probably been around since the first man put a leg over what he thought was a tamed horse.

Magazine takes a look at the phenomenon of accidentally wide-open throttles circa 1957, when Chrysler began the process of putting Bendix Electrojet fuel injectors into four of its models. At one point, a test car flooded when the injector's signals were confused while passing a radio broadcast tower. It's a good read so we won't spoil it for you – follow the link below for the full story. And if you see the only remaining Electrojet-equipped Chrysler – the rest were retrofitted with carburetors – keep an eye on it...

[Source: Automobile]

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