For Sale: 1936 Chrysler Coupe in Torrance, California

Vehicle Description

West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this very rare and collectible frame off restored 1936 Chrysler C9 Airflow 8 Coupe. These Chrysler Airflows cars were produced between 1934 and 1937. From 1934 to 1936, these 123" wheelbase Chrysler 8-cylinder models were built in both 4-door sedans and 2-door coupes and for 1936 the 123" wheelbase Chrysler Airflow model was designated the C9. Most of the C9 cars were 4-door sedans with only 94 coupes were built.Reportedly only six C9 coupes are known to exist today.This C9 coupe was built on February 21, 1936, and shipped to San Francisco dealer J. W. McAllister on February 28, 1936.This is a California car, purchased in 2006 from a Los Angeles Airflow Club member who had owned it since 1969.The car will be sold with the Daimler Chrysler Corporation photocopy of the build card and a build record certificate. It is serial # 6607251 and was born with a 'Stone Beige' color with 'English Coach Vermilion' stripe as presented today. It was built in Detroit on 2/21/1936 and originally shipped on 2/28/1936 to the selling dealer 'J W McAllister' of San Francisco. The car has its original 'Kerchival' body from the Chrysler Corporations Kerchival Avenue assembly plant in Detroit, where this and the other Airflow cars were built.With 115 HP and factory 3-speed/overdrive transmission and the gear ratio of 4.33 to 1, this C9 coupe is capable of modern traffic speeds, easily cruising at 70+ mph. The coupe has been tested with a little more than 600 miles of driving in both stop-and-go and highway-speed traffic, and stops like a modern car with its power brakes.A renowned Airflow expert, Phil Putnam of Orland, CA, restored this C9 coupe to the highest standard. He has restored at least fifteen of these rare cars in the last 20 years.This C9 coupe had a body-off restoration to new condition, using reconditioned or NOS parts. The frame was reconditioned when the body was removed, and all the body-to-frame connections are intact. The coupe is built using only original Chrysler hardware (screws, washers, nuts and bolts stamped with the familiar MoPar logo DCDP which stands for Dodge/Chrysler/DeSoto/Plymouth).Some major details of the restoration:Body: Lead removed, painted original build Stone Beige with English Coach Vermillion trimFrame: Media blasted, painted original satin blackUpholstery: By copying an unrestored car, done to exact factory pattern by a renowned expertUpholstery material: Correct broadcloth material, supplied by LeBaron BonneyCarpets: Correct horsehairSteering Wheel and Shift Knob: Correct knob and rare banjo style wheel meticulously restoredRadiator: Rebuilt, with a new coreEngine: Rebuilt, with restored water and fuel pumps, starter, distributor, etc., with NOS oil filterCylinder head: Reconditioned cast iron, extremely rare and factory-correct, C9 raised lettersCarburetor: Rebuilt 1-barrel, rare Stromberg EX-32, with correct barrel-style electric chokeTransmission: RebuiltOverdrive unit: RebuiltBraking system: Rebuilt, with vacuum-assisted power boosterDifferential: RebuiltMotor mounts: RebuiltShocks: RebuiltInstruments: Rebuilt, calibrated and functioning correctlyChrome: Restored to new condition and correctly pinstripedStainless: Restored to new condition and correctly pinstripedGlass: New, with new gaskets throughoutWiper motors: Rebuilt and functioningWiring: New Wheels: Restored, checked for true and pinstriped to factory designTires: Correct 7.00x16 black wall Coker Classic Radials, with Coker tubes

Vehicle Details

  • 1936 Chrysler Coupe
  • Listing ID:CC-1530214
  • Price:$175,000
  • Location:Torrance, California
  • Year:1936
  • Make:Chrysler
  • Model:Coupe
  • Exterior Color:Beige/Tan
  • Interior Color:Beige/Tan
  • Odometer:675
  • Stock Number:7251
  • VIN:6607251

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1205 Bow Ave
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