For sale by auction 13 September 2020 - Collection André Trigano by Artcurial Motorcars
- Sold new in France
- Inline 8 cylinder engine
- A piece of design
- No reserve
The Chrysler Airflow is a perfect example of the artistic movement called Modern Streamline which took root in the early the 1930s and consists of applying fluid shapes to everyday objects, particularly in architecture or transport. The Airflow will thus be one of the first cars to feature aerodynamics. However, it would appear that this approach occurred to early in history for this model to be as successful as expected. Its production only lasted between 1934 and 1937.
This example joined the collection in 1983 and had been owned by the same person in Paris since 1963. We have found the file of the car, the certificate dated April 1935 which attests the payment of the customs duties when the car was imported into France. There is also a bill from 1972 showing an overhaul of the car which obviously had not been running since a while.
A sign of a well kept car, it still has its original owner's manual. It seems to be in original condition and has only been painted in the past. Complete, with its specific attributes to the French market (Marchal headlights, odometer in kilometers), this original car item will not fail to attract the attention of connoisseurs.
We inform buyers that all the vehicles in the collection have been little used during the last years as they are part of a museum collection. They are sold as presented and therefore require recommissioning before being driven on the public roads.
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