Chrysler was often in the forefront of offering important new technical features as well as advanced styling for their various models. The Airflow styling in the early 1930s proved to be too revolutionary. The Airflow was quickly replaced by the Airstream, a more conventional approach, which proved to be more popular.
The Chrysler Airstream C6 for 1935 had new, all-steel unit bodies, horizontal hood louvers, convex grilles, and sloping rear panels with built-in luggage compartment. The six-cylinder L-head, 241.5 cubic-inch engine was rated at around 95 horsepower and was mated to a 'Floating Power' manual transmission with synchromesh and a ventilated clutch. Standard equipment included hydraulic brakes and Autolite ignition.