The Chrysler Airflow


 

 
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It was 1934 and the world was in the midst of a deep economic depression.
The word STREAMLINE started to circulate.
Engineers understood what it meant but the general public was not quite ready for major changes in automobile design that it would bring.
However Walter P Chrysler and Chrysler Corporation tried to show the world what was in the future.
The world wasn't ready for the Chrysler Airflow or its lower priced counterpart, the DeSoto Airflow
Despite its commercial failure, Chrysler's attempt at innovation made it one of the most important
vehicles of the 1930's.
Not only did the Airflow lead the way in terms of aerodynamics (or "streamlining" as it was then called), it was the first mass-market car in the world to use the "modern" architecture that has now become standard. 
The passengers comfortably rode in a roomy interior between the axles. Power was supplied to the rear wheels by a front mounted in-line eight engine, pushing the Airflow into higher than normal speeds while maintaining good economy.
The Airflow had many revolutionary ideas, like the placement of a portion of the engine ahead of the front axle, which allowed moving the passenger compartment forward.
The frame was also different. Instead of the simple ladder frames used in that period, the Airflow used a, space-frame, which was similar to the best contemporary practices. This was what today would be known as a unibody construction. The Airflow's frame ran up the fender line, across and encircling the door openings.
This made a very rigid car.
However, as modern as the Airflow was, it wasn't accepted by the buying public and the car was
only in production  for four years.
Introduced in 1934, production was ceased in 1937.

It's with great pleasure that I present this tribute to
what could and should have been a great automobile


 
 

This page was last updated April 25 2015



 
1934 Chrysler Airflow
1934 Chrysler Airflow 2 Door Coupe
   
1934 Chrysler Airflow 2 Door Coupe
1934 Chrysler Airflow 2 Door Coupe
   
1934 Chrysler Airflow Interior
1934 Chrysler Airflow 4 Door Sedan
   
1934 Chrysler Airflow Series CU
1934 Chrysler Airflow Series CU
   
1934 Chrysler Airflow
1934 Chrysler Airflow
   
1934 Chrysler Airflow Straight Eight
1934 Chrysler Airflow
   
1934 Chrysler Airflow
1934 Chrysler Airflow
   
1934 Chrysler CU Airflow Eight Sedan
1934 Chrysler CU Airflow Eight Sedan
   
1934 Chrysler CV Imperial Airflow
 
 
1934 Chrysler Airflow Coupe
1934 Chrysler Airflow Coupe
1934 DeSoto Airflow
   
1934 DeSoto Airflow Coach
1934 DeSoto Airflow Coach
   
1934 DeSoto Airflow 2 Door Sedan Dash
1934 DeSoto Airflow Coach
   
1934 DeSoto Airflow
1934 DeSoto Airflow
   
1934 DeSoto Airflow
1934 DeSoto Airflow SE Sedan
   
 1934 DeSoto Airflow 4 Dood Sedan
This picture was posted on alt.binaries.pictures.autos
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 1934 DeSoto Airflow 2Door Coupe
   
1935 Chrysler Airflow 4 Door Sedan
1935 Chrysler Airflow 6 Passenger Coupe.
   
1935 Chrysler Airflow Ad
1935 DeSoto Airflow

 
1935 Chrysler Airflow Imperial Sedan
1935 Chrysler Airflow
   
1935 Chrysler Airflow C1 Sedan
1935 Chrysler Airflow Imperial Sedan
   
1935 Chrysler Imperial CX Airflow Limosine 8 Passanger
1935 Chrysler Imperial CX Airflow Limosine 8 Passanger
   
1935 Chrysler Imperial CX Airflow Limosine 8 Passanger
1935 Chrysler Imperial CX Airflow Limosine 8 Passanger
   
1935 DeSoto SG Airflow Sedan
 1935 DeSoto Airflow SG Coupe
   
1936 Chrysler Airflow Coupe
1936 DeSoto S-3 Airflow III Coupe
   
1936 Chrysler Airflow
1936 Chrysler Airflow
   
1936 Chrysler Airflow
1936 Chrysler Airflow
   
1936 Chrysler Airflow
1936 Chrysler C10 Imperial Airflow
   
1936 Chrysler C10 Imperial Airflow
1936 Chrysler C10 Imperial Airflow
   
1936 Chrysler C10 Imperial Airflow
1936 Chrysler Imperial Airflow
   
1936 Chrysler Imperial Airflow
1936 Chrysler Airflow 8 Sedan
   
1936 DeSoto Airflow
1936 DeSoto Airflow
 
 
1936 Chrysler C10 Imperial Airflow Sedan
This car is owned by Robert Head of Montreal Canada
Robert is in the process of restoring it.
1936 Chrysler C10 Imperial Airflow Sedan
This car is owned by Robert Head of Montreal Canada
   
1936 DeSoto Airflow Sedan
1937 Chrysler Airflow Club Coupe

 
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