Chassis number: 6078798
Engine number: SE8458
In 1934, the entire DeSoto lineup featured Chrysler Corporation’s new streamlined Airflow design.
Walter P. Chrysler expected the streamlined and futuristic Airflow models to take the nation by storm and reap huge profits. A design far ahead of its time, the Airflow featured built-in headlamps and wider front seats that could accommodate three adults abreast. The hood was extended past the front axle, and the rear fenders had full fender skirts. There was also a rounded radiator grille and a modified veeshaped windshield, further styling features that set this car apart from anything ever seen on American shores.
Although a truly unique car for the time, the Airflow was not widely accepted.