1935 Chrysler Airflow

C2 Imperial Eight


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    58 973 mi / 94 908 km
  • Car type 
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Envoy Red
  • Interior colour 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Drivetrain 
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Previously owned by Hollywood Icon Steve McQueen!

One of only a few pre-war McQueen owned motorcars

Recently released from Carroll Shelby’s personal collection (one of the few non-Shelby vehicles he owned)

Wonderful restored condition

Only 58,973 miles!

Rare and desirable C2 Airflow Imperial Eight

One of only 2,398 built for 1935

Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) full classic; eligible for all events and caravans

Excellent documentation including a copy of Matt Stone’s book “McQueen’s Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon,” a 1984 Steve McQueen estate auction catalog, Chrysler instruction book, Shelby registrations and Shelby Vehicle Authenticity Certificate

Options include:

Bumper Guards
Right & Left Hand Outside Mirrors
Rear Privacy Curtain
Whitewall Tires
Fender Skirts
Glovebox Door Clock

Recently serviced

Performs wonderfully

Possibly one of the best examples in existence with incredible provenance

A collector’s dream!

The 1935 Chrysler C2 Airflow Imperial Eight featured here is finished in stunning Envoy Red with a wonderfully preserved beige cloth interior. This particular example was acquired in the 1970’s by Hollywood Icon and legend Steve McQueen for his personal collection. After McQueen’s passing, the Airflow was offered as part of the McQueen estate and was acquired by motorsport legend, and personal friend of Steve McQueen, Carroll Shelby. The Airflow went on to be well cared for and was one of only a few non-Shelby vehicles in Carroll Shelby’s personal collection. Displaying 58,973 miles, this Airflow is one of only 2,398 assembled and today is recognized by the Classic Car Club of America as a full classic. We are proud to offer this particular Chrysler Airflow with incredible provenance to the most astute collector or investor who appreciates the legendary status of its previous caretakers and legacy of the Chrysler Airflow. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or [email protected] for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

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