All Chrysler Airflows were straight-8s, with this one carrying a 299 cubic inch engine that’s every bit as smooth as you would expect. The engine has been fully rebuilt, balanced, and detailed for show, and fits neatly inside the well-designed Airflow engine bay. Lift the massive rounded hood (and watch your knuckles, the bumper’s pretty close!
10 gears out back. The frame and suspension are conventional for the period, with a rigid axle and leaf springs fore and aft, but as an early adopter of hydraulic brakes, the Bendix binders on this car are exceptional, particularly with vacuum assist. The three-speed manual transmission shifts in the conventional manner, and with synchromesh on 2nd and 3rd, it’s as easy to drive as any modern car.
1 Wheelbase: 123 inches Wheels: 16-inch artillery wheels with hubcaps Tires:
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