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For Sale: 1934 DeSoto Airflow - $3,500 - Evansville, ILL - Project - Not Mine


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For Sale: 1934 DeSoto Airflow - $3,500 - Evansville, ILL - Project


Very rare first-year 1934 DeSoto Airflow 4-dr Sedan.  Original engine rebuilt in 1997, new tires, and brakes redone-- then after running up the driveway--was parked. Engine still has good oil in it and will turn over by hand but since wiring is bad, I haven't tried yet to crank and fire it.   Body solid and all there including original seat frames, door handles, gauges, knobs, dash and even door panels--but it's a barn car, has dents, rust, bad glass and the wooden floor is shot. Some extra parts. Tires hold air.
I am losing the garage space or I'd keep it. You're not going to restore it completely, but you could easily halfway and have a cool car to cruise around in.  Put on a mask and come see it--you'll be sooooooo tempted.  Any trades suggestions should at least be as old as the 1970s, look decent, and run.

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Copy and paste in your email:  511763fe5390374381e6456bb9983a02@sale.craigslist.org


I have no personal interest or stake in the eventual sale of this 1934 DeSoto Airflow - Project.

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18 minutes ago, John S. said:

B Jake Moran, you are right. 1934 DeSoto Airflows are very rare, and this one is a bargain.

I owned a 36 C9, incomplete.   I could not get the Airflow parts hoarders to give up enough to restore.  The issue with Airflow projects is 100% completeness.  Without the part(s), forget it.  I suspect the C9 I owned was parted out then sold, someone bought it and figured out what I could not, then sold it to me. 


While I prefer the 35-37's, the sheer curiosity of the 1934's and the fact that anyone buying one is essentially buying a historical artifact and not a beautifully designed car - should lead to a sale and restoration.   I speak only of the 1934's which could not be described as overall attractive.  Chrysler soon figured that out.  God bless Walter P for pushing the envelope.  

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Airflows contain some anomalies:  semi-unit-body construction but wood floors and fabric top insert and I-beam front axle.  All-steel construction including the top insert plus an IFS would seem to have been simply included as engineering advancements since GM was introducing both concurrently or shortly.

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