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1934 DeSoto Airflow

Chassis number : 5073380

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Sold for $52,250 at 2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island.
This 1934 DeSoto Airflow Brougham Sedan was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between $45,000 - $60,000. It is powered by a 241.5 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine with a Ball & Ball carburetor. There is a three-speed synchromesh gearbox and Lockheed four-wheel hydraulic brakes. The futuristic body lies gracefully on a 115.5 inch wheelbase.

1934 was the first year for the streamlined Airflow. The Chrysler Corporation expected great things from this aerodynamic design. To make the car available to a wide audience and suitable for many scenarios, the car was offered in five body styles which included a four-door sedan, four-door town sedan, two-door brougham, and three and five-passenger coupes.

The Airflow had built-in headlamps and wide front seats that could accommodate up to three adults. The rounded radiator grille flowed gracefully into the vehicles hood.

There were 13,940 examples of the Airflow sold in 1934. 522 of these were two-door Brougham Sedans. Sales were much lower than expected and resulted in the company dropping the two-door Brougham body style for 1935.

In modern times, it is believed that only four examples of this body style exist. This example has been treated to a complete ground-up restoration. It is finished in two-tone medium brown and light tan. The interior is tan cloth with brown vinyl bolsters.

At auction, the estimated value proved to be accurate as the vehicle was sold for $52,250.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012

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2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $45,000-USD $60,000 
Sale Price :
USD $52,250

1934 DeSoto Airflow Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the DeSoto Airflow

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 DeSoto Airflow Coupe
Chassis#: 5071584
Sold for USD$190,400
  2021 Worldwide Auctioneers : The 14th Annual Auburn Auction
 
1934 DeSoto Airflow Coupe
Sold for USD$56,000
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1934 DeSoto Airflow Coupe
Chassis#: 5072977
Sold for USD$68,200
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1934 DESOTO AIRFLOW
Chassis#: SE11863
Sold for USD$41,800
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1934 Desoto Airflow
Sold for USD$46,000
  2016 Silver Auction - Arizona in January 2016
 
1934 DeSoto Airflow Coupe
Chassis#: 6078798
Sold for USD$82,500
  2013 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Auction
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1934 DeSoto Airflow Coupe
Sold for USD$43,450
  2013 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale
 
1934 DeSoto Airflow Coupe
Chassis#: 6078798
Sold for USD$55,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Hershey, PA
1934 DeSoto Airflow image  1934 DeSoto Airflow image  
1934 DeSoto Airflow Coupe
Chassis#: 6078798
Sold for USD$52,250
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
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1934 DeSoto Airflow Brougham Sedan
Sold for USD$51,700
  2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 
1934 Desoto Airflow Sedan
Sold for USD$28,600
  2008 RM Auctions - Classic Car Auction of Michigan
 
1934 De Soto Airflow
Sold for USD$52,250
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
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DeSoto Airflows That Failed To Sell At Auction

1934 DeSoto Airflow's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1934 DeSoto Airflow Sedan 2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1934 DeSoto Airflow Coupe 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Spring $50,000$60,000
1934 DeSoto Airflow Street Rod 2016 Mecum : Dallas$90,000  
1934 DeSoto Airflow Street Rod 2016 Mecum Portland$90,000  
1934 DeSoto Airflow Street Rod 2016 Mecum Indianapolis   

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1934 DeSoto Airflow Profiles

1934 DeSoto Airflow vehicle information
Sedan
Chassis #: 5073380
Engine #: SE 6702
1934 DeSoto Airflow vehicle information
Coupe
Chassis #: 6078798