1934 DeSoto Airflow Coupe Vehicle Profile

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

1934 DeSoto Airflow photograph

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Coupe
From 1934 through 1936, the Airflow was built by the Chrysler Corporation for sale through its DeSoto Division. The design was radical and aerodynamic. It had a 115-inch wheelbase which was smaller than its stablemate, the Chrysler Airflow of similar design.

The Airflow was a dramatic departure from traditional styling practices. From the front bumper back, the design represented the first major attempt to smooth away the wind catching objects and channels found on other cars of the era. The smooth exterior design meant there was a quieter passenger compartment, along with other benefits. It featured wider front seats and deeper back seats with more passenger leg room.

The car had a unibody construction, allowing the passengers to ride within the frame of the car, not on top as they did with other American makes. It had a stiffer body and better weight distribution through the engine placement over the front wheels, in contrast to the common practice of placing the center of the engine's gravity just behind the front wheels.

The Airflow received positive reviews from the press for their handling and acceleration.


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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   

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1934 DeSoto Airflow vehicle thumbnail image  1934 DeSoto Airflow vehicle thumbnail image  
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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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