1935 DeSoto Airflow Sedan / 5085100 Vehicle Information

1935 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1935 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1935 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1935 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1935 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1935 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1935 DeSoto Airflow photograph

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Sedan
Chassis #: 5085100
Sold for $27,500 at 2011 RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns.
The Chrysler Corporation revolutionized the automotive market in 1934 with its all-new and radically streamlined Airflow models. The aerodynamic design was years ahead of its time and a pre-cursor to the 'cab forward' designs. The Airflow had a spacious interior with a wide front seat that was roomy enough to carry three adults abreast. Since the engine was placed forward over the front axle and the passenger cabin was placed between the front and rear axles, ride comfort was vastly improved as well. Along with its aerodynamic design, it had equally impressive mechanical features such as unit-body construction.

The Airflow had great fuel economy when compared with the more conservatively styled automobiles of its era. Racing driver Harry Hartz reinforced this point by driving a cross-continental road trip from New York to San Francisco, California with a total fuel bill of just $33.06 averaging over 22 mpg. Under AAA scrutiny at the Bonneville Salt Flats during 1934, a Chrysler Imperial Airflow Coupe shattered no fewer than 70 records.

The vehicles aerodynamic and futuristic styling was also its downfall. It never gained the popularity that many hoped it would. Production creeped along for only a few years, ending in 1936.

This top-of-the-line Series SG DeSoto Airflow Sedan is one of less than 7,000 built for the model year. The car is powered by a 241.5 cubic-inch L-head six-cylinder engine that has a single-barrel carburetor and produces 100 horsepower. There is a three-speed synchromesh manual transmission and Lockheed four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the St. Johns auction presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $25,000 - $35,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $27,500, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011


2011 RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$25,000-$35,000 
Sale Price :
$27,500

1935 DeSoto Airflow Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1935 sales)
1935 DeSoto Airflow Sedan
Chassis#: 9603496
Sold for $34,100
  2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1935 DeSoto Airflow image  1935 DeSoto Airflow image  
1935 DeSoto SG Airflow Coupe
Sold for $38,500
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1935 DeSoto SG Airflow Coupe
Chassis#: 5085869
Sold for $38,500
  2019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions
 
1935 DeSoto Airflow SG Four-Door Sedan
Chassis#: 9603496
Sold for $30,800
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
1935 DeSoto Airflow image  1935 DeSoto Airflow image  
1935 Desoto Airflow
Chassis#: 9603496
Sold for $46,440
  2017 Motostalgia Auction - McPherson Collection
1935 DeSoto Airflow image  1935 DeSoto Airflow image  
1935 DeSoto Airflow
Sold for $27,000
  2017 Mecum : Chicago
 
1935 DeSoto Airflow SG Coupe
Chassis#: SG5751
Sold for $60,500
  2017 The Auburn Auction : Worldwide Auctioneers
 
1935 DeSoto Airflow Sedan
Sold for $50,000
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1935 DeSoto Airflow
Chassis#: 9603496
Sold for $44,000
  2016 The Finest : Aspen
1935 DeSoto Airflow image  1935 DeSoto Airflow image  
1935 DESOTO AIRFLOW 4-DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: 9603496
Sold for $35,200
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
1935 DeSoto Airflow image  1935 DeSoto Airflow image  
1935 DeSoto Airflow Sedan
Sold for $23,100
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1935 Desoto Airflow Sedan
Sold for $27,549
  2014 Collector Car - Toronto Fall Classic
 
1935 DeSoto Airflow Sedan
Chassis#: 5088307
Sold for $22,000
  2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan
1935 DeSoto Airflow image  1935 DeSoto Airflow image  
1935 Desoto Airflow Deluxe
Sold for $29,000
  2012 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee Florida
 
1935 DESOTO AIRFLOW FOUR-DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: 5088403
Sold for $28,600
  2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1935 DeSoto Airflow Sedan
Chassis#: 5085100
Sold for $27,500
  2011 RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns
1935 DeSoto Airflow image  
1935 DE SOTO AIRFLOW 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: 5086465
Sold for $31,900
  2011 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2011
 
1935 DeSoto Airflow Sedan
Sold for $37,400
  2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 
1935 DESOTO AIRFLOW III S-2 FOUR DOOR SEDAN
Sold for $9,300
  2002 Kruse Auction - Dallas, TX
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1935 DeSoto Airflow's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the DeSoto Airflow1934 Sedan
Chassis Num: 5073380
Engine Num: SE 6702
Chassis information for the DeSoto Airflow1934 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6078798
Chassis information for the DeSoto Airflow1936 Sedan
Chassis Num: 5091025
Chassis information for the DeSoto Airflow1936 Sedan
Chassis Num: 5091863
Chassis information for the DeSoto Airflow1936 Sedan
Chassis Num: 5092645


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