She is what the industry calls a ‘survivor’, nearly 100% original. In 1958, a Chrysler dealer purchased her from a local doctor and his mechanics lovingly doted on her until we purchased her in 2011. Her original owners manual is still in the glove compartment, along with her service records neatly recorded on index cards throughout the 1940’s.
After driving for a few years, we had an Airflow legend (Phil Putman) completely overhaul the entire drivetrain and every mechanical component. She (Flo) is 99%+ original and could easily cruise across country right now at the speed limit, averaging 17-19 MPG.
Built between 1934 and 1937, the Chrysler Airflow was revolutionary and led the way for future automotive design. The unibody construction, streamlined body, top-quality mechanics, and Art Deco styling made them unlike anything else on the road at the time. It utilizes design cues a full 10-15 years ahead of the industry. During the Depression years of the 1930's, however, the Airflows were so ahead of the time that few were sold. Today, they are regarded as one of the landmarks in automotive design history.
Flo is totally unmolested and her mechanical work was completed gracefully, thoroughly, and gently by patient hands with many, many decades of Airflow experience. She’s won numerous First Place awards at car shows, including from the prestigious Airflow Car Club of America (12 awards).
Her recent work includes the following:
Complete engine rebuild
Water pump rebuild
Radiator rebuild (complete with new core)
New brakes, wheel cylinders and master cylinder
New motor mounts
New speedometer cable
New exhaust system
New windows and window seals
Rebuilt windshield washer motors
Gas tank boiled and relined with fuel lines replaced
Completely new wiring harness
New tires and tubes (Coker 750 R16)
New marine grade plywood floor
New date-matched carpeting (matched to same mill from 1937)
New Optima battery and new heavy duty battery cables
New plugs, plug wires
New distributor, cap, points, rotor, etc.
New rear axles and all axle seals
New tie rod ends
seat belts (6)
electric fuel pump (mechanical still in place and also rebuilt)
turn signals and flashers
Airflow Club of America newsletters (9 years)
Boxes and boxes of Airflow parts and misc. odds and ends
Custom made California car cover
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