Grumman G-159 Gulfstream 1  N157WC      (c/n  unknown)


                                     The prototype Gulfstream 1 first flew on 14 August 1958.  It was a rather conventional twin
                                     turbo-prop executive transport designed around a plush 10-14 passenger interior.  (An alter-
                                     native 24 passenger airliner configuartion was also available). Power was supplied by two Rolls
                                     Royce Dart 529-8X engines.   200 Gulfstream 1s were built.  In the meantime, Grumman sold
                                     its Gulfstream Division to purpose-founded Gulfstream  Aerospace Corporation who not only
                                     built a number of Mark 1s but also developed the now famously successful line of twin pure jets..
                                     This corporate model was photographed at El Paso in 1981.