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For Sale: 1934 Chrysler Airflow
in Cleveland, Ohio

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Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
26210 Emery Rd
Cleveland, OH 44128-2251
216-496-9492
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Description
 
Rare Town Sedan body style with fresh frame-off restoration to show standards. Beautiful paint, chrome, and spectacular Art-Deco interior. Smooth straight-8, highly detailed chassis. California car.

The color is called Moonglo or Sultana Sand depending on whose color chart you are reading, but it’s correct code 813. In truth, it’s a bold cream that looks right on the smooth Airflow curves, expertly rendered in modern urethane, so it has an incredible shine. Fit and finish are excellent, with four doors that close securely and panels that line up evenly. Having been driven just 69 miles since it was completed, there are virtually zero signs of use or wear, save for some dirt splashed on the undercarriage during my test drive (which amounted to about 15 of those 69 miles). Note the lovely waterfall grille, the traditional Chrysler winged hood ornament whose details are still sharp, and the aircraft-inspiried tri-bar bumpers fore and aft. Then there are the side vents to cool the engine in warm weather, the striking fender skirt ornaments, and the rear-mounted spare that somehow enhances the sleek lines rather than detracting from them. And all of the chrome has been expertly restored and shows in outstanding show-worthy condition.

The interior was also clearly inspired by aircraft design, a feature most apparent in the tube frame of the front seat. Both seats have been upholstered in correct brown broadcloth with accurate piping and buttons for a truly gorgeous presentation. Two large gauges show the speedometer on the left and the auxiliary gauges on the right, all fully functional and beautifully restored. As a lifetime California car, there is no heater, but things like the instrument lights, dual windshield wipers, and other details are fully functional. Of course, carpets, door panels, garnish moldings, and all the hardware have been fully restored and look like new.

The 299 cubic inch straight-8 engine has been fully rebuilt, balanced, and detailed for show, and fits neatly inside the well-designed Airflow engine bay. All the correct details are intact, from the air cleaner with reproduction decals to the original carburetor underneath it. It spins to life quickly and easily, hot or cold, and has a buttery-smooth idle that is almost imperceptible from inside the car. Out on the road, performance is quite lively, with great torque and an effortless feel that’s surely due to the 4.10 gears out back. The frame and suspension are conventional for the period, with a rigid axle and leaf springs fore and aft, but as an early adopter of hydraulic brakes, the Bendix binders on this car are exceptional, particularly with vacuum assist. Pretty color-matched artillery wheels with trim rings and hub caps were standard equipment, with these wearing sparkling 7.50-16 Lester wide whites.

This car represents an opportunity to own one of the finest Airflows anywhere, and since the restoration it has not been shown publicly, so it is poised to take home trophies for its lucky new owner. Iconic, but every bit as nice to drive as it is to look at, the Airflow is a triumph of 1930s engineering.

For more information and photos, please visit www.VintageMotorCarsUSA.com.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 132204
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$69,900
or best offer
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Cleveland, OH
Zip
44128-2251
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
Town Sedan

Odometer Reading
69

Year
1934

VIN
6599117

Vehicle Category/Style
Antique

Convertible
No

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Sultana Sand

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior
Mint

Interior Details

Color(s)
Brown

Seat Material
Cloth

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Interior
Mint

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
Straight Eight

Engine Size
299 cubic inches

Engine History
Rebuilt

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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