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1937 Chrysler Airflow

C17 Coupe

Vehicle Info

condition
Condition
Used
engine
Engine
I8 5.3L
transmission
Transmission
Manual
drivetrain
Drivetrain
RWD
fuel
Fuel
Gasoline
exterior-color
Exterior Color
Gunmetal Grey
interior-color
Interior Color
Gray
stock
Stock #
N/A
request-VIN
VIN
VIN not provided
Fuel Economy
CITY
N/A
fuel-economy
HWY
N/A
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Description

Offered for sale by the California Automobile Museum. Chrysler Corporation brought out the Airflow models in 1934 in celebration of the 10 th Anniversary of the founding of the company. In 1934, the Airflows were the first mass production cars with ALL STEEL car bodies. The exterior sheet metal of the one-piece“monocoque” body is hung off an internal steel girder truss frame. The 1934 and subsequent models were a sales failure, because of high price, production delays and appearance that was then considered strange looking, as people were used to boxy-looking and cheaper cars. In 1937, the front end was highly modified with an extended prow in Chrysler’s most noticeable effort to make the Airflow cars look more“conventional.” These ’37 Airflow models were offered in only one wheelbase size, with 4370 sedans made and only 230 two-door coupes such as this example, all with flathead 8-cylinder engines. On a 128 in. wheelbase, this Airflow was an expensive and luxurious auto, costing more than two or three times as much as Chrysler’s conventional models. With its powerful 8-cylinder engine and Overdrive 4 th gear, this car is easily capable of cruising at 70-75 mph in total comfort for 6 passengers. Of the many technical innovations beside the all-metal body, the Airflows were the first production cars to locate the engine above the front axle (instead of behind it). To improve ride quality, Airflow design moved the passenger compartment “cab forward” to the middle of the car body. UNDER THE HOOD ENGINE: Straight-8, 323 cubic inches, 130 horsepower @ 3400 rpm TRANSMISSION: 3-speed freewheeling, with Borg-Warner centrifugal Overdrive BRAKES: 4-wheel hydraulic, with standard vacuum power assist WEIGHT: 4225 lbs. ORIGINAL PRICE: $1,610 PRODUCTION: 230 cars For California residents: Prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any electronic filing charges, any emissions testing charges, and any dealer document processing charges.

Dealership Info

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