1936 DeSoto Airflow Sedan / 5092645 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

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Sedan
Chassis #: 5092645
Sold for $38,500 at 2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook.
The DeSoto Airflow was produced from 1934 through 1936 and built by the Chrysler Corporation. As the name suggests, these vehicles were aerodynamic, curvy, and smooth. Full fender skirts enclosed the rear fenders, the windshield was vee-shaped, the headlamps were built into the body, and the radiator grille was rounded. The interior could accommodate three adults in the front seat.

The Airflow was a partly a design study and partly a tribute to mechanical excellence. Great effort had been taken to achieve neutral weight distribution and to lower the body closer to the ground. The lower was achieved due to a unit-body construction and additional long leaf springs. These changes added to the performance of the vehicle, enhanced the handling, and improved the fuel mileage.

The Airflow received minor styling improvements in 1936, the most noticeable was the addition of an ornamental radiator grille design.

This 1936 DeSoto Airflow Sedan is powered by a 241-5 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine with Ball & Ball carburetor is capable of producing 100 horsepower. It has a three-speed synchromesh manual transmission with overdrive and Lockheed four-wheel hydraulic brakes.

At the 2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook it was estimated to fetch $30,000 - $40,000. It was sold at a price of $38,500.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2006


2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$30,000-$40,000 
Sale Price :
$38,500

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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