1935 DeSoto Airflow Coupe 2 Door Very Rare Art Deco Masterpiece

1935 DeSoto Desoto

Make: DeSoto
Model: Desoto
Type: Coupe
Trim: Airflow
Year: 1935
VIN: S02882
Color: Burgundy
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Burgundy
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Hatch, New Mexico, United States

Description for DeSoto Desoto 1935

You are looking at One of the Most Important Automobiles of Our Time! Introduced at the 1934 New York Auto Show. it was So Advanced for it's time it took 2 Centuries for consumers to catch-up to it's Concept and Design. This car almost broke Walter Chrysler's company and the resulting reaction turned out to make this car a victim of "American Pop Culture Infamy". It broke the American Tradition of 'boxy. bulky looking' cars with a radical new design. The Airflow is The Very First Car to be "Streamline Designed" in a Wind Tunnel . Built with Uni-body Construction. carry 50/50 Weight Distribution. Position Passengers between Both Axles (instead of over). Offer 'Flow-Thru' Ventilation. and the First Car to carry Lockheed Hydraulic Brakes (4 years before Ford). The whole project was spearheaded by Engineer; Carl Greer. Oliver Clark (Chief Stylist of Exterior Design) and help from Orville Wright (ie: 1st Flight of an Airplane). Chrysler Engineer. Carl Breer designed the engine to be mounted OVER the front axle with the back seat moved forward of the rear axle while offering a unitized. hugely roomy cabin. A concept that is still used today. The result was a Rolling Work of Art Deco designed with future aerodynamics of an Automobile Age yet to come. They mastered flow-thru air by being the First Car with 2 - Split Windshields that pivoted out . complimented by not one. but 2 Cowl Air Vents. Side Drop Windows and enough under-seat space to allow air to pass through the cockpit. Chrysler was considered a genius at the time. Incredibly. erdinand Porsche also purchased a new Airflow. and it is said by some. he followed the design when he started Volkswagen (note; the similarities. are striking). Based on recent Auction & Private Sales. the popularity on these rare cars has increased 10 fold. Even. Jay Leno. owns one in his collection. The 1935 Desoto Airflow Coupe sold for $1015 new. today it is PRICELESS! Your 1935 DeSoto Airflow Coupe came out of a local car museum. The museum owner would drive it around on rare occasions. It was restored around twenty years ago. Runs and drives without any issues. This isn't a car that can only do 35mph. this car RUNS. It has a really neat 3-Speed transmission with automatic overdrive. Interior is in good condition. The doors. runk. nd hood open and close correctly. Windows go up and down with ease. The windshield wipers are missing. All the gauges work except the gas gauge. The paint is a great "10 footer" it does have scratches and imperfections but shines like a mirror. Located in Hatch. New Mexico 87937. Feel free to call us at 575-267-1508 with any questions. Thanks Dillon and Dan. We have 61 pictures in the photo bucket slideshow below.