Antique Car Buffs? Charles Crapo Durant, he was!
This was kinda interesting a few minutes ago.
I ran up to the store to get some stuff for breakfast - Spanish omelette day!
I saw this beauty - a 1927 Durant 'Star' nestled amongst the Detroit
and * iron! Since I've been involved in car restoration for years and
this little beauty was PERFECTLY RESTORED (10 year and $60 something
K) I hung out and waited for the owner to show! I don't think I have ever
seen such a perfect restoration - perfect - down to the two perfectly
restored license plates ($275)! No dust anywhere - he drove it to the
store because his grandkids got confused and borrowed all of his other
street cars at the same time! (grampa's cars have the gas!)
Anyway, seems the guy is the president of the Durant Collectors Club of
America! He spends 30 minutes telling me about Charles Crapo Durant in
the middle of the Von's parking lot! Both he and the story were fascinating!
I came home and googled it: http://www.classiccar.com/articles/william_durant.asp
Sure enough, excellent read!
There are a little over 500 Durants restored and still putting around in the
United States! My offer to buy his was met with a polite chucke!
... like I said, among the best darned restorations I'VE ever seen ... too many
details to mention here!
On the outside chance anyone here is interested, I've got the guy's card and will
e-mail it along on request!
Sorry for the picture quality - cell phone camera ... leaves a lot of room for