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In the early 1930s, Walter P. Chrysler decided to make a splash by offering a truly unique automobile for the tenth anniversary of the founding of the corporation which bore his name.  The result, introduced in 1934, were the Chrysler and DeSoto Airflows. 

Chrysler called it "The first real motorcar".  It was an engineering triumph, incorporating a combination of features rare when the Airflow was introduced, but eventually to become common. 

 

Some of those features include all steel design, a streamlined body - the first ever designed in a wind tunnel, automatic overdrive, movement of the passenger compartment so that occupants are cradled between the axles and not subjected to the harsh ride while perched over the rear axle and a then unique monocoque body bolted to a frame for unheard of rigidity and passenger safety.  

Chrysler's famous "Three Musketeers of Engineering" - Zeder, Skelton and Breer - followed the maxim that "fashion follows function". 

Many of the automobile buyers of the day still wanted fashion for fashion's sake, however!  While all of the features of the Airflow were eventually incorporated into mainstream automobile design, at the time the radical new look inspired either admiration or criticism. 


Take a look around our website and decide for yourself what you think of this game-changing automobile!

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LATEST NEWS
2015 ACA NATIONAL MEET

 The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Airflow Club of America will take place in Bend, Oregon from June 17th - 20th.  Watch the Newsletter for more information!

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TWO GREAT YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Two professionally produced YouTube videos are a must watch for all Airflow fans!  Click here to see "Chrysler Airflow - how the modern car was born".  And for a great documentary about Zeder, Skelton and Breer - including references to the Airflow - click here.

 

 


 
 
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