Vehicle Information VIN: 6607444 Stock: 181101 Mileage:
Please see my “ME” Page for classic cars, sport & exotic cars, muscle cars, antique & vintage cars, rat & hot rods, motorcycles and more all listed on eBay. 1936 Chrysler Airflow C-9 Description 1936 Chrysler Airflow C-9 SedanRecently acquired from a long term collector from Sandy Utah One of only 1,590 Chrysler Airflows C-9 Sedans made in 1936324 CID inline eight-cylinder engine with downdraft carburetorThree-speed manual transmission with automatic overdrive with semi-floating rear axleHarvard Maroon over black exterior with tan broadcloth interiorUni-body construction, all-steel top and 123-inch wheelbaseSix-way adjustable front seat, hydraulic power-assisted brakesAutomatic electric choke, “Floating Power” engine mounts and “Life Guard” inner tubesCrank-out windshield, recent MOPAR spotlightDocumentation includes poster of vehicle statistics Looking for all the world like it belongs on the set of a Dick Tracy film, Chrysler went out on a rare limb in the mid-1930s and unveiled its Airflow models as the country recovered from the Great Depression. Rarely seen today, this example is just one of 1,590 Chrysler Airflows C-9 made at Chrysler’s Highland Park, Michigan assembly plant in 1936 and now it is for sale at MotoeXotica Classic Cars.
The front seat even has six-way adjustments. The matching carpet and headliner also are in very good shape. A black, three-spoke steering wheel faces the driver while the instrument panel, with its Art Deco design, center-mounted gauges, speedometer and tachometer combination and woodgrain accents, is in very good order, as are the inner door panels.
Some people derided it as too ugly, others found it to be too radical to put one in their driveway or on in front of their home. Chrysler made some attempts to change trim and minor styling pieces from 1935 to 1937 but the basic shape remained. The Airflow damaged Chrysler far more than one would think; the company lost market share, time and credibility forcing Chrysler to become overcautious in its products for 30 years, and, erasing, to a degree, its main strength; and styling became more important.