CHRYSLERS MARKET OPEN SPORTS CAR FOR 1935 AIRFLOW AND OTHER CLOSED MODELS CONTINUED WITH SLIGHT ALTERATIONS.
FIVE or six years ago Chryslers were probably best known in this country for their smart-looking two-seater ” roadsters,” but since that time the policy has been to concentrate more and more on the closed car. It was a welcome sight therefore to see at the recent Trade View at the Kingsway Hall an open sports car, christened the Wimbledon Sports tourer, on the six-cylinder Wimbledon chassis, and priced at £365. This chassis, fitted with a 3,296 c.c. engine, rated at 23.4 h.p., a synchro-mesh three-speed gear-box and hydraulic brakes and fitted with a light open body built by the Real Carriage Works of Ealing,
should have an excellent performance. The body has two wide doors, large bucket front seat with pneumatic upholstery in front and a particularly comfortable and roomy rear seat with ample room for three passengers. The rear panel swings down to reveal a spacious luggage boot. The Richmond six-cylinder and the Kingston Eight continue with little alteration, but the body lines have been altered to give a body form more closely approaching the streamline form of the Airflow. The latter series fitted with either six-cylinder 28 h.p. or eightcylinder 34 h.p. engines show some
alteration in radiator and bonnet design. and improved accessibility to the engines is obtained by the use of a wider hinged top panel.
Interesting technical points are the use of independent front springing on all but the low-priced Kew and Wimbledon models, and the special overdrive gearbox available on the Airflow models. The revised prices are :—Kew Six 2289, Airglide Wimbledon Six £359, Airglide Richmond Six £429. The Airflow models cost £510 for the Six and 2595 for the Eight, with an extra charge of 440 for the overdrive gear.