1936 DeSoto Airflow Sedan / 5091863 Vehicle Information

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1936 DeSoto Airflow photograph

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Sedan
Chassis #: 5091863
Sold for $55,000 at 2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall.
Sold for $49,500 at 2011 RM Auctions - Hershey.
This 1936 DeSoto Airflow Coupe is believed to be one of only eight remaining from the model year production. It is powered by a 241.5 cubic-inch engine that is outfitted with a Ball & Ball carburetor and capable of producing 100 horsepower. This car was brought to the 2007 RM Auctions held at Meadow Brook where it was estimted to sell between $55,000 - $65,000. It was awarded a Second place in the 2005 National Airflow Club and AACA Jr. Division where it scored 365 of a possible 400 points. The odometer reads just 86,904 miles since new. It was treated to an overhaul in the 1960s which included a black paint job, engine overhaul, refinishing of chrome, and re-upholstered the interior.

This car is outfitted with the optional tachometer which runs off the distributor, and optional electric clock. THe car is deemed to be roadworthy and in very good condition.

There were around 5000 DeSotos Airflows produced in 1936 with only 250 of those being coupes. Of the eight that are remaining, only is has been fully restored. The Airflow design was new for 1934, and it was well ahead of its time. In the front, next to the waterfall grill, were built in headlamps, which were incorporated into the very curvy body. The hood extended past the front axle and in the rear the fenders were enclosed with fender skirts.

The Airflow design remained mostly unchanged until 1936 when it was slightly revised. This was true for the mechanical components as well.

In 1936 a new panel insert was bolted to the roof and served as the vehicles antenna for the radio. It is a unique feature that adds to its futuristic appearance.

At auction, the estimated value was accurate for this vehicle, as a winning high bid of $55,000 was secured, and the vehicle found new ownership.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007


2011 RM Auctions - Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$55,000-$65,000 
Sale Price :
$49,500

2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$55,000-$65,000 
Sale Price :
$55,000

1936 DeSoto Airflow Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 DeSoto Airflow S2 Sedan
Sold for $12,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1936 DESOTO AIRFLOW
Chassis#: 5091025
Sold for $15,000
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
1936 DeSoto Airflow image  1936 DeSoto Airflow image  
1936 DeSoto Airflow Sedan
Sold for $39,050
  2014 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale
 
1936 DeSoto S2 Airflow Coupe
Chassis#: 5091863
Sold for $49,500
  2011 RM Auctions - Hershey
1936 DeSoto Airflow image  1936 DeSoto Airflow image  
1936 Desoto Airflow III S-2 Sedan
Sold for $29,700
  2010 Worldwide Auctioneers - The Houston Classic Weekend
 
1936 De Soto Airflow
Sold for $55,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
1936 DeSoto Airflow image  1936 DeSoto Airflow image  
1936 DeSoto Airflow Sedan
Chassis#: 5092645
Sold for $38,500
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
1936 DeSoto Airflow image  1936 DeSoto Airflow image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1936 DeSoto Airflow's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1936 Desoto Air Flow Four Door Sedan 2012 Leake Oklahoma City, Ok$17,500  
1936 DESOTO AIRFLOW 5 WINDOW COUPES3650052008 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$145,000  

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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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