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1935 Dodge Airflow


Engine Type:
Flathead 6-Cylinder, 309.6 Cubic Inch, 95 Horsepower

Transmission Type:
5-Speed

Truck Information:
In 1934, Dodge's facility in Detroit, Michigan began production of their new Airflow truck. It was the largest truck produced by Dodge when they were brought to market in December of the same year. Built with an all-steel body, the Airflow had a 4-ton payload capacity and 22,000-pound gross vehicle weight. One of the most common uses of an Airflow was as a fuel tanker at major airports helping refuel airliners. Major companies like Standard Oil and Texaco also employed these trucks as fuel tankers. This unrestored 1935 Dodge Airflow was a part of Texaco's fleet. The rounded corners, sloped nose hood, and fenders were a streamlined and radical design innovation at the time. The big headlights, oversized doors, and fancy chrome augment the truck's beauty. The tanker was especially made to match the lines of the cab; this was a really neat truck in its day. See that shiny railing? That's nickel-plated. Those steps molded into the body? That's an aerodynamic feature. They put a lot of thought into the design of this truck. The cab had some groundbreaking styling as well. At the time, nobody thought about driver comfort. But on this truck, there is a little crank to open the front windshield. Drivers used to talk about 2-50 air conditioning: open two windows and drive 50 miles per hour. This cab had 4-50 AC; you could open the side windows and the windshield. Even unrestored it's magnificent, and we're going to be restoring it back to like-new condition. Top Speed: 50 MPH



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