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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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The most revolutionary car of the 1930s was the 1934 Chrysler and DeSoto Airflow models. While not particularly popular with the public, the Airflow represented the cutting edge of engineering and aesthetic auto production. The Airflow was the first car to feature a unified chassis and body, which gave the car a roomier interior and gave it a sturdiness on the road that earlier models lacked. The car's aerodynamic shape included an art deco grille, an integrated trunk, and rounded headlights mounted over the front fenders. At the Chicago Century of Progress Exhibition an Airflow sedan was displayed next to the new Union Pacific M-1000 Streamliner train to suggest the similarity in design concepts. However, the Airflow was out of step with the buying public, which found it unattractive. Fewer than eleven thousand units were sold before production was shut down in 1937. Despite the failure...

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