The Chrysler Airflow is a full-size car produced by Chrysler from 1934 to 1937. The Airflow was one of the first full-size American production car to use streamlining as a basis for building a sleeker automobile, one less susceptible to air resistance. Chrysler made a significant effort at a fundamental change in automotive design with the Chrysler Airflow, but it was ultimately a commercial failure.
In its final year, the Airflow was reduced to one model, the Airflow Eight, offered as a two-door coupe and four-door sedan. A total of 4,600 units were produced before the program was cancelled. Flat dashboards with recessed controls, soft door handles, and padding on the back of the front seats were new safety features.
It was in this year that an Airflow Custom Imperial, model CW*, limousine became the official car of Philippines president Manuel L. Quezon. The historic vehicle was restored in 1978 and is on display in Quezon City, Philippines Another major restoration was conducted in 2009 in time for the 131's birth anniversary Manuel L. Quezon by Alfred Nobel Perez, of the Vintage Car Club of the Philippines. It was first displayed at Doña Aurora Quezon replica house corner of San Luis & Rizal St., Poblacion, Baler, Aurora, Philippines. It later became part of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines collection for its Presidential Car Museum inaugurated on August 19, 2018 in partnership with the Quezon City government.
Another 1937 Airflow Custom Imperial, model CW*, limousine was owned by radio personality Major Edward Bowes, Chrysler was one of Bowes' radio show sponsors. The two Airflow Custom Imperials were actually leftover 1935 models and only the two were built for 1937; Imperials and Custom Imperials built for the U.S. market in 1937 were conventionally styled, and priced below and above the Airflow, respectively. The cars have a 140-inch wheelbase.
• CLEAN TITLE
• ODOMETER SHOWS 16,848 MILES, THIS CHRYSLER HAS 116,848 MILES, MILEAGE ON THE TITLE IS EXEMPT BECAUSE IT'S OVER 10 YEARS
• VERY SOLID BODY AND UNDERCARRIAGE
• 6 CYL. ENGINE WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION
• VERY ORIGINAL INTERIOR
• WELL MAINTAINED, GARAGE KEPT
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