DeSoto S2 Airflow Coupe

Period advertising for Chrysler’s streamlined models touted increased fuel efficiency in a time when a gallon of gas cost less than 20 cents. Although fuel prices were not the concern they are today, America was still in the Depression, and it was in any manufacturer’s best interest to convey as much value to the buyer as possible. Out of 5,000 higher-horsepower S2s built in 1936, only five percent were Coupes.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

100 hp, 241.5 cu. in. L-head inline six, three-speed synchromesh manual transmission with overdrive, Lockheed four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 115.5"

Source: RM Auctions

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