1936 DeSoto Airstream Business CoupeSOLD
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1936 DeSoto Air stream

De Soto Airstreams for 1936 enjoyed great success. Sales of explorer Hernando DeSoto's namesake shot up for 1935 and 1936. Subtle changes for 1936 included a lowered chassis by one inch and a longer wheelbase by the same measure. A metal roof insert replaced the soft inserts of earlier cars. A 93 hp version of the reliable and peppy Chrysler Corp six continued to power the 1936 cars. Independent front suspension and 4 wheel hydraulic brakes system made the cars a pleasure to drive.


1936 DeSoto Airstream Business coupe. On of the first coupe styles to have a deck lid extending down to the bumper level, providing full access to the trunk compartment. The spare tire inside, mounted vertically behind the single 2-passenger seat. Factory optional rear wheel shields further accent the coups clean lines.

This Airstream Coupe was part of a famous DeSoto collection that was broken up at an estate auction held in 2007. It is believed to have had only one or two previous owners and the 32,400 miles showing on the odometer are said to be accurate. The car is well preserved condition.



The car is fully operational. Numerous components in the brake, fuel and cooling system have been renewed. A new stainless steel fuel tank has been installed. All lubricants flushed. Receipts with car. Clear title.

Few examples of the attractive 1936 DeSoto Airstream Business Coupe remain. This car can be used and enjoyed.

Brief outline of restoration work performed:

*Fuel system - New stainless steel fuel tank and lines.

*Brakes - Master cylinder rebuilt, wheel cylinders and shoes replaced, DOT5 silicone fluid.

*Wiring - New wires, battery, fuses. Starter replaced.

*Engine - Cylinder head repaired and refinished, new plugs/wires, rebuilt carburetor. Engine repainted.

*Interior - Detailed. Thoroughly cleaned. New shifter and handbrake boots.

*Misc - Thermostat replaced, new water pump, assorted nuts/bolts/washers, gaskets. Much, much more! A total of more than $14,000 spent on restoration work, all documented with receipts.


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Reference Number 127158

as of 2/7/2012

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Car 1936 DeSoto Airstream Business Coupe
VIN S1BCD-2260 
Mileage 32,455 miles 
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