Sunday, March 29, 2009

1934 DeSoto Airflow

Seen at Sears Point Raceway today:

The DeSoto brand was introduced by Chrysler in 1928 to fill the gap between between high-priced Chryslers and low-priced Plymouths.

This Car is the six-lite four-door saloon. 241.5 cubic inch side valve 100hp six. It has a modern monocoque frame, but old fashioned front beam axle and externally mounted spare wheel. The rounded styling was not a hit, and competitors questioned the Airflow's lack of a separate chassis.

Production of the DeSoto Airflow stopped in 1937. The DeSoto name was killed off in 1960.


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