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Chrysler Airstream 4.0 6 Cylinder — 1936

This Chrysler Airstream was only manufactured for a period of two years. This car was imported from the United States in 1990 and has been in the same family since 1996. It's an older renovation, but it's still in wonderful shape.

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"The engine spins over and starts with starting gas, but it requires a new battery. We haven't looked into it more, but it appears to be in good condition. There is no rust, and the furnishings appear to be original and in fair condition."

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"The engine spins over and starts with starting gas, but it requires a new battery. We haven't looked into it more, but it appears to be in good condition. There is no rust, and the furnishings appear to be original and in fair condition."


Elegant and handsome Chrysler Airstream from 1936. The car was bought new by Herman C. Witte. Herman worked as an architect in Seattle, Washington. He was 45 years old and the father of four children when he bought the Chrysler. It cost $ 1227 and was paid for in cash. We know this thanks to the accompanying documentation. In 1990, the car was registered in Sweden. The history between 1936 and 1990 will be an exciting detective assignment for future owners to research. In Sweden, it has had 2 owners. In 1996, it was bought by a car-collecting tyre wholesaler who put it in his collection and only drove short summer trips with it. Now the owner has passed away and the car is being sold by his estate. The spare wheel, instruction manual and purchase contract from the first owner are included. We have not been able to assess how far this car has gone. The condition indicates around 200,000 km.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    118300 miles 
  • Kw / hp
    55 / 73 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour
    Dark Blue 


  • Mechanical condition:

    Equipped with Chryslers Straight-6. A straight 6-cylinder side-valve engine of 4.0L with stated power of 94hp. And manual 3-speed gearbox with overdrive. The car has not been driven since 2018. But the engine turns and starts using starting gas. It needs a new battery, review and service after the long time standstill.

  • Interior condition:

    The car's interior has a few flaws. We suspect that a moths has been visiting the back seat cushion, as this is a bit nibbled. See pictures. The interior is in good working order considering the age. Nice dashboard with painted wood grain.

  • Exterior condition:

    e car has an older repaint that has developed flaws over time. Reconditioning and polishing might make it look better. On the right front door, there is a crack in the window. At the bottom, there are a few stone chips and minor rust blisters. Look at the photos. New diagonal tyres with white walls have been fitted all around. There are a few oxideation marks on the chrome, but it is otherwise in good condition.

  • General condition:

    Overall, it makes a good impression. A fantastic car in need of a start service and polish to bring it back to its former glory.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 1996-07-08 (Konvert)
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1990-09-19 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1990-11-01
Senast godkända besiktning: -
Besiktigad tom: -
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 4

Facts about the model

Chrysler Airstream var en modell som endast byggdes 1935 och 1936. Den var en uppdaterad version av Chrysler Six Series CA och CB. Chrysler hade planerat att lägga ner Chrysler Six 1934 när man presenterade sin första strömlinjeformade och väldigt futuristiska modell Airflow. Men kunderna ville inte köpa Airflow. Man gillade inte designen och tyckte bilen såg konstig ut. Dessutom drogs Airflow med besvärliga ”barnsjukdomar”. De första 2000 exemplaren av Airflow som lämnade fabriken hade stora defekter, inklusive motorer som lossnade från sina motorfästen vid 130 km/h (80 mph)
Så Chrysler fick fortsätta med sin 10 år gamla konstruktion i uppdaterad form för att inte förlora kunder. Den uppdaterade Chrysler six, nu med namnet Airstream, sålde 5 gånger bättre än den modernt designade Airflow. 1937 försvann namnet Airstream och ersattes av Chrysler Royal series c-16.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Mjölby

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Michael Luft
+46 708-20 21 13

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Collection must take place before: 2022-07-14.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

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