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Chrysler Airflow Imperial Eight CV Coupe - 1935

1935 Chrysler Imperial Model C-2 Airflow

 

January 2017

 

By far the most 'common' car in the exhibit is the 1935 Chrysler Airflow. The car would have been more common still if the styling - inspired by aerodynamic studies - had proven more popular with the consumer. It was judged a step (or two) too far, and Chrysler had to back-pedal to a more conservative style in the following production years.

 

Though more common, this car is one of the last of ten surviving of the original 200 units production.

 

Most controversial was the aerodynamic nose - the rest of the car is far less radical compared to its immediate rivals.

 

The nose is not unfavourable on this top-line Imperial though. The grille and lights have just enough Art Deco style jewelry to avoid looking plain. The interior too, is beautifully crafted.

 

Also, relatively radical for the day was monocoque construction, though this too was seen in the competitor Lincoln Continental.

 

I quite like this period of car, and the Chrysler is a good example of a relatively high-volume product, though at the more luxurious end of the spectrum. Look forward to a Lego build in the future.

 

Fast forward to August 2018 - and here she is in Lego form.

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