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Durant Motors Inc. was established in 1921 by former General Motors CEO William Crapo Durant (also known as Billy Durant) following his termination by the GM Board of Directors and the New York bankers. General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... William Crapo Durant (December 8, 1861-March 18, 1947) was a leading pioneer of the United States automobile industry, creating the system of multi-brand holding companies with different lines of cars. ...


Durant Motors attempted to be a full-line automobile producer of cars and fielded the Flint, Durant and Star brands which were designed to meet Buick, Oldsmobile, Oakland and Chevrolet price points. Billy Durant also acquired luxury car maker Locomobile of Bridgeport, Connecticut at its liquidation sale in 1922; in theory Locomobile gave him a product that would compete against Rolls Royce and Pierce-Arrow. Durant Motors had a relationship with the Dort, Frontenac and DeVaux automobile name badges. The Rugby line was the export name for Durant's Star Car line. The Princeton, a model aimed at the Packard and Cadillac price point was planned, but never realized also planned was the "Eagle" car line but it never made it off the drafting tables. Logo for the Flint Automobile, 1923-1927 The Flint was an automobile marque that was assembled by the Flint Motors Division, Flint, Michigan between 1923 and 1927. ... Durant marque logo The Durant was an automobile make assembled by Durant Motors Inc. ... Logo used by Durant Motors Star automobiles The Star was an automobile marque that was assembled by the Durant Motors Company between 1922 and 1928. ... Locomobile was a company that produced automobiles in the United States of America from 1899 to 1929. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: Counties Fairfield County Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area    - City 19. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Rolls-Royce Limited was a British car and aero-engine manufacturing company founded by Henry Royce and C.S. Rolls in 1906 and was the result of a partnership formed in 1904. ... 1919 Pierce-Arrow advertisement The Pierce-Arrow was a Buffalo, New York (United States) based manufacturing company from 1901 to 1938. ... Dort demonstrates its durability in the 1920s era advertising image. ... Packard red hexagon symbol made its debut in 1905, with the color red added in 1913 Packard was a United States based brand of luxury automobile built by the Packard Motors Company of Detroit,Michigan, and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. ... Cadillac is a brand of luxury automobile, part of the General Motors corporation, produced and mostly sold in the USA; outside of North America, they have been less successful. ...


Durant also acquired numerous support companies to support Durant Motors. In 1927 the Durant line was shut down to retool for a brand new modernised car for 1928 re-emerging in 1928 with Durant, Locomobile and Rugby lines in place and dropping Mason Truck and Flint automobile lines and top selling Star car in April of 1928. In 1929 Locomobile went out of production. 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mason Truck was a Flint, Michigan based truck manufacturer. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Initially, Durant Motors enjoyed success based upon Billy Durant's track record at General Motors where he assembled independent makes Chevrolet, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac. However when sales failed to meet volumes sufficient to sustain Durant Motors holdings, the firm's financial footing began to slip. As a result, Durant Motors began losing market share and dealers. The final models, produced under the Durant brand, rolled off the assembly line in 1931 but continued in Canada as a Durant Frontenac. Chevrolet (Shev-ro-LAY — French origin), (colloquially Chev or Chevy) , is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors. ... The final Oldsmobile Logo, introduced in 1997 as an update of the Rocket theme used in various forms since 1948. ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, and China by General Motors Corporation. ... Cadillac is a brand of luxury automobile, part of General Motors, produced and mostly sold in the United States and Canada; outside of North America, they have been less successful. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ...


The Lansing, Michigan Durant plant on Verlinden Avenue opened in 1920. After the demise of Durant, it remained closed until GM purchased it in 1935. It restarted production for GM's Fisher Body division, later becoming the Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac factory. It was finally combined with another Lansing plant to become Lansing Car Assembly. That factory was closed on May 6, 2005. Billy Durant died in 1947 broke the same year as Henry Ford. Michigan State Capitol Flag Seal Location Location in Ingham County, Michigan1 Coordinates: , Government Country State County United States Michigan Ingham, Eaton, Clinton Mayor Virg Bernero (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 35. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Fisher Body is an automobile coachbuilder now part of General Motors. ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, and China by General Motors Corporation. ... The final Oldsmobile Logo, introduced in 1997 as an update of the Rocket theme used in various forms since 1948. ... Cadillac is a brand of luxury automobile, part of the General Motors corporation, produced and mostly sold in the USA; outside of North America, they have been less successful. ... Olds Motor Works, about 1910 Lansing Car Assembly was a General Motors automobile factory in Lansing, Michigan. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sources

1920 - 1939 Car Spotters Guide, Tad Burness. Motorbooks International. 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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Durant (automobile) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (209 words)
The Durant was an automobile make assembled by Durant Motors Inc. from 1921 to 1926 and from 1928 to 1932 in the United States.
Durant Motors was founded by William Crapo Durant (a.k.a.
Durant Motors was found insolvent and automobile production ended early in 1932.
Durant Motors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (356 words)
Durant Motors Inc. was established in 1921 by former General Motors CEO William Crapo Durant (also known as Billy Durant) following his termination by Alfred P. Sloan and the GM Board of Directors.
Durant Motors attempted to be a full-line automobile producer of cars and fielded the Flint, Durant and Star brands which were designed to meet Buick, Oldsmobile, Oakland and Chevrolet price points.
Durant Motors had a relationship with the Dort, Frontenac and DeVaux automobile name badges.
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