1935 DeSoto Airflow Sedan / 5088307 Vehicle Information

1935 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1935 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1935 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1935 DeSoto Airflow photograph

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Sedan
Chassis #: 5088307
Sold for $22,000 at 2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan.
The entire DeSoto lineup for 1934 featured Chrysler Corporation's all-new and radically streamlined Airflow design. Walter P. Chrysler had high hopes for this new futuristic and streamlined model, and five body styles were offered for the introductory year. The design was ahead of its time. It featured built-in headlamps and wider front seats accommodating up to three adults. The hood was extended past the front axle, and the rear fenders were fully-skirted. Other advanced styling features included a rounder radiator grille and a modified vee'd windshield.

The Airflow series had a low-drag body, advanced unit-body construction, and Lockheed hydraulic brakes. They had low ground clearance, and extra-long front and rear leaf springs.

For 1935, the more conventionally-styled SF-Series Airflows debuted, outselling the more radical SG-Series cars by a factor of over three to one.

This particular example is a late-production SG-Series Airflow sedan that was restored by Mr. Randy Rutherford, of Pennsylvania, a former DeSoto Club president. The current owner acquired the car in 2002.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the St. Johns sale presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $30,000 - $40,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $22,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2012


2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $30,000-USD $40,000 
Sale Price :
USD $22,000

1935 DeSoto Airflow Auction Sales

Recent Sales

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

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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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