1935 DeSoto Airflow Sedan

£16,871
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RM Sotheby's - St. John's

AUCTION

30th Jul 2011

AUCTION DATE

1935 DeSoto Airflow Sedan

LOT DESCRIPTION

£16,871

PRICE GBP
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$27,500

PRICE USD
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5085100

CHASSIS NUMBER

€ 19,285

PRICE EUR
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N/S

ODOMETER
1935 DeSoto Airflow Sedan

Series SG. 100 bhp, 241.5 cu. in. L-head inline six-cylinder engine, single-barrel carburetor, three-speed synchromesh manual transmission and Lockheed four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115.5" - Formerly part of the noted Binder DeSoto Collection - Fresh, ground-up restoration In 1934, Chrysler Corporation revolutionized automotive design with its all-new and radically streamlined Airflow models. A design far ahead of its time that predicted today’s aerodynamic and “cab forward” designs, the Airflow featured a spacious interior with a wide front seat capable of accommodating three adults abreast. Since the engine was placed forward over the front axle and the passenger cabin was placed between the front and rear axles, ride comfort was vastly improved as well. In addition, the Airflow series was nothing less than a marvel of inspired engineering that incorporated aircraft design principles and unit-body construction among its many advanced features. A major design benefit of the Airflow was greatly increased fuel economy when compared with the more conservatively styled automobiles of the era. To illustrate the point, famed racing driver Harry Hartz managed a cross-continental road trip from New York City to San Francisco, California with a total fuel bill of just $33.06, averaging over 22 mpg. Under AAA scrutiny at the Bonneville Salt Flats during 1934, a Chrysler Imperial Airflow Coupe shattered no fewer than 70 records! Sadly, the Airflow was simply too great a leap forward to achieve wide acceptance, and after 1936, the Airflow was quietly retired. This striking top-of-the-line Series SG DeSoto Airflow Sedan from 1935 is one of less than 7,000 built for the model year. Until 2007, it was part of the well-known Iowa-based DeSoto collection of Chris and Connie Binder, in whose ownership the Airflow was stored and kept covered for over 30 years. In June, the rare Airflow emerged from a high-quality, ground-up restoration to original appearance and specifications, with the wonderful results displayed here. As offered, it has not yet been shown, affording the new owner the opportunity to show and tour this stylish and forward-thinking motor car.

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