12 Facts About Chrysler Airflow


Chrysler Airflow is a full-size car produced by Chrysler from 1934 to 1937.

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The Airflow was the first full-size American production car to use streamlining as a basis for building a sleeker automobile, one less susceptible to air resistance.

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In 2022, Chrysler announced that the Airflow name would be resurrected for an electric crossover SUV.

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Carl Breer, along with fellow Chrysler Airflow engineers Fred Zeder, and Owen Skelton, began a series of wind tunnel tests, with the cooperation of Orville Wright, to study which forms were the most efficient shape created by nature that could suit an automobile due to the increased speed vehicles at the time were capable of attaining and the resulting wind noise inside the passenger compartment.

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Chrysler Airflow built a wind tunnel at the Highland Park site, and tested at least 50 scale models by April 1930.

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Innovative weight distribution in the new Chrysler Airflow stemmed from the need for superior handling dynamics.

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Chrysler Airflow, which was heavily influenced by the streamlining design movement, was sleek and low compared to other cars on American roads.

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The Chrysler Airflow used a flathead I8 engine and was produced in both 2-door coupe and 4-door sedan variants.

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Chrysler Airflow models offered for 1935 were the same as in 1934, with the exception of the Chrysler Airflow Eight two-door sedan, which was dropped.

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Chrysler Airflow production dipped below 8,000 units for 1935, with roughly four Airstreams produced for every Airflow.

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The Peugeot 202 and the larger Peugeot 402 would become a major sales success, and imitating the Airflow would be a secret of the success of a brand-new venture in the auto business called Toyota.

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Profile Chrysler Airflow is especially significant because it revolutionized the idea of a print, expanding it to include serialized sculpture.

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