Launched in 1934, the Chrysler Airflow was produced both as a two-door coupe and a four-door sedan full size car. While Chrysler made a significant effort for this to be a streamlined model that resolved some of the industry’s main aerodynamic issues, it was ultimately a commercial failure.
This car ran on a 122 hp 4.9 L cast-iron block straight line V8 engine with a three-speed manual floor-stick transmission. While the Airflow may have signaled Chrysler's attempt to set itself apart from other manufacturers, the failure of the car in the marketplace caused the company to take a more conservative path with its future models. Rumor has it that this model was Porsche’s inspiration for its world-renowned VW Beetle. If you are out on a hunt for a nice oldie to drive around, this is as classic as it gets.