1935 Chrysler Airflow Series C-1

Last updated on January 22, 2022

Today’s car is a 1935 Chrysler Airflow C-1, 2 door Coupe and it is owned by John Larson. It is finished in Green with a Tan interior. The car is powered by a 323.5 cu in, 5.3 Liter, L-head inline 8 cylinder, with a Stromberg EX-32 carburetor, producing 120 hp. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 3-speed floor shift manual gearbox and a 4.30:1 rear end. Helping slow this baby down are Lockheed hydraulic drum brakes. The suspension is rigid axles with semi-elliptic leaf springs and hydraulic dampers in all four corners. The original MSRP was $1,245,00. The total number of 1935 Chrysler Airflows produced was 7,751 of which 306 were C-1 2 door coupes. The top speed was estimated to be 90 mph.

I saw this car at Annual Horseless Carriage Show in Arcadia, CA held at the Arcadia Regional Park. I love the lines of this car, so unusual for the time. It is the first full size American car to use streamlining to make the car more aerodynamic. This is a great rare car to take to Mopar Car Shows or any car shows for that matter, Cars and Coffee events and just when you want to show off that you have something different. Thank for riding along. Frank