1934 DeSoto Airflow Sedan Vehicle Profile

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow1934 DeSoto Airflow
Sedan
The 'Airflow' design, applied to both Chrysler and its sister marque DeSoto, is one of the most important cars of all time. At the same time it was both an incredible engineering success, as well as a crushing commercial failure. While largely shunned by the car buying public, the radical streamlined design of the Airflow was truly ahead of its time. The Airflow was the first mass-production automobile design with the entire passenger compartment moved forward within the wheelbase and the engine placed over the front axle instead of behind it.

This car is a 1934 DeSoto SE Airflow 4-door sedan. These were the first cars with unibody construction. Also the first car with rear seat forward of the rear axle instead of over the rear axle. Engine sat between the front wheels.

This car has a dash mounted shift lever and did not need the use of the clutch.

The Airflow automobiles featured the beginning on unibody construction and were the first cars to place the motor over the front axles - providing a more comfortable ride.

The DeSoto SE sedan was powered by a 241 cubic-inch six-cylinder motor that developed 100 horsepower. Race driver Harry Hartz set 32 stock car records driving a DeSoto Airflow at Muroc Dry Lake Bed in California.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1934 DeSoto Airflow Auction Sales

Recent Sales

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

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

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   

Comparables

Similar sales to the $52,523 range.
1965 Superformance Mk III 427 Cobra
Chassis#:RPMSP01493
Sold for $52,000
2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online
1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
Chassis#:5662111238
Sold for $52,500
2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online
1997 Ferrari F355 Spider
Chassis#:ZFFXR48AXV0109437
Sold for $52,800
2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online
1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS
Sold for $52,800
2020 Mecum : Glendale
2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Chassis#:ZFFAY54C000156267
Sold for $52,640
2020 Historics at Brooklands - Ascot Racecourse
1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Chassis#:00867S101160
Sold for $52,640
2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
1934 DeSoto Airflow vehicle thumbnail image  1934 DeSoto Airflow vehicle thumbnail image  
1988 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup
Chassis#:WP0AA0950JN165082
Sold for $52,640
2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
1934 DeSoto Airflow vehicle thumbnail image  1934 DeSoto Airflow vehicle thumbnail image  
1953 Delahaye 235 Coach Letourneur et Marchand
Chassis#:818037
Sold for $52,207
2020 Artcurial : Retromobile
1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#:124379N627295
Sold for $52,800
2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
1955 FORD F-100 CUSTOM PICKUP
Chassis#:F10V5L19748
Sold for $52,800
2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
2008 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE ROADSTER
Chassis#:SCFBF04B18GD07901
Sold for $52,800
2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE CUSTOM HARDTOP
Chassis#:136177A100512
Sold for $52,800
2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
1970 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 428 CJ
Chassis#:0F05Q145262
Sold for $52,800
2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM HARDTOP
Chassis#:VC550035714
Sold for $52,800
2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#:1592042905
Sold for $52,800
2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM HARDTOP
Chassis#:C55K061127
Sold for $52,800
2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 409
Chassis#:31847B199162
Sold for $52,800
2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL ROADSTER
Chassis#:11304212016426
Sold for $52,800
2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
2004 HUMMER H1
Chassis#:137FA903X4E209652
Sold for $52,800
2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
1962 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP
Chassis#:2C144S102383
Sold for $52,800
2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ

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


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2020 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.