Chrysler Eight Airflow berline 1934

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Lot 384
Chrysler Eight Airflow berline 1934

Sold for € 41,400 (US$ 44,128) inc. premium
Chrysler Eight Airflow berline 1934
Châssis n° 6594174

Présentée en 1934, l'emblématique Chrysler Airflow était, comme le suggère son nom, une des premières tentatives de mise en œuvre de l'aérodynamique sur une voiture particulière. Avec sa grille en cascade caractéristique, la révolutionnaire Airflow ne plaisait pas à tout le monde et elle se fit plus conventionnelle au fil des millésimes, disparaissant de la gamme Chrysler en 1937.

La documentation fournie nous montre que cette Chrysler Airflow était, au moins depuis 1992, la propriété du Musée de la Colline de l'Automobile à Paris, qui l'avait acquise aux États-Unis (voir la correspondance avec l'Airflow Club of America au dossier). En possession du musée, l'Airflow avait été entièrement restaurée avec le souci de coller au plus près des caractéristiques d'origine. En 2004, le musée avait proposée la voiture dans une vente aux enchères où elle fut acquise par M. André Hubert (facture d'achat au dossier). En sa possession, l'Airflow fut l'objet d'une nouvelle rénovation entreprise en 2005 par l'Atelier des Coteaux pour un coût dépassant les 11 700 €. Les factures y afférant figurent au dossier avec d'autres travaux importants, notamment une révision en mars 2012. De plus, la voiture est vendue avec un manuel d'entretien de la carrosserie, sa carte grise française et son contrôle technique en cours de validité. Une magnifique occasion d'acquérir un bel exemplaire de ce modèle rare dans sa forme originale la plus pure.

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1934 Chrysler Eight Airflow Sedan
Chassis no. 6594174

Introduced in 1934, the iconic Chrysler Airflow was, as its name suggests, one of the first attempts to apply the science of aerodynamics to passenger car design. With its distinctive 'waterfall' front grille, the revolutionary Airflow was not to everyone's taste and it became progressively more conventional over the next few years, finally disappearing from the Chrysler range in 1937.

Accompanying documentation shows that this Chrysler Airflow was owned from at least 1992 by Le Musée de la Colline de l'Automobile in Paris, which had acquired it in the USA (see Airflow Club of America correspondence on file). While in the museum's ownership the Airflow was extensively restored, with great care taken to keep to the original specification. In November 2004 the museum offered the car for sale at auction where it was purchased by Monsieur André Hubert (purchase invoice on file). During Mr Hubert's ownership the Airflow benefited from further extensive refurbishment, which was undertaken in 2005 by L'Atelier des Coteaux at a cost in excess of €11,700. The related invoice is on file together with others for subsequent works, including a service in March 2012. In addition, the car comes with a Body Service Manual, French Carte Grise and current Contrôle Technique. A wonderful opportunity to acquire a fine example of this rare model in its earliest and purest form.
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Chrysler Eight Airflow berline 1934
Chrysler Eight Airflow berline 1934
Chrysler Eight Airflow berline 1934
Chrysler Eight Airflow berline 1934
Chrysler Eight Airflow berline 1934
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