RARE DURANT M2, 44K ORIGINAL MILES, NICE RESTORATION, OWNER'S MANUAL!
Is it possible to find a more interesting running and driving classic for under $25,000? This 1928 Durant M2 is a great looking classic that will always give you a story to tell. The current title also indicates this car's 44,079 miles are original!
This is the car you park right next to the '20s Chevrolets at the car shows to impress all the General Motors guys. After all, this car's namesake Billy Durant founded GM, and when he was asked to leave for a second time, there were plenty of other people willing to give this marketing mastermind a new car company. So Durants are the more interesting and more unique cousins to the GM products. This particular sedan could impress even without its interesting pedigree. The M2 line was only produced by Durant for one year. You can tell the burgundy and black two-tone paint was carefully applied at its last reaspray from all the intricate detail work. All the accessories from the black vinyl roof to the chrome on the grille look correct and are in great condition.
The interior feels just as authentic as the exterior. The red fabric is a nice complementing shade to the exterior burgundy paint that also is used to trim the interior. It all looks exceptionally nice, and more importantly, its been restored so it all feels a bit fresher than 87 year-old fabric. The four-spoke steering wheel looks positively artistic today and the original gage package is always a nice touch. The glass looks good, and they roll down in all four of the wide opening doors. But for the best ventilation, the windshield tilts forward to creating a substantial breeze when needed. There is no radio, but the beautiful part of a classic like this is you'll create a mental soundtrack of a softly playing jazz trumpet.
If you're not into making your own music, there is one other sound that never gets old. The combination of the 153 cubic-inch four-cylinder motor and three-speed manual transmission gives off an industrial symphony of simplicity. It is a rhythmic chug that feels like being in charge of a mini locomotive as the tempo increases with the acceleration. These cars were known for being quite comfortable with rubber engine mounts and four wheel brakes. You can also tell there's quality in the construction just by looking at the undercarriage photos. Everything from the yellow pine floorboards to the leaf springs are a great reminder of how sturdy things were built generations ago.
Durants are not an unknown orphan car. They have an interesting history and a strong owner's club. So you can decide to be the most fascinating person at your local car show or join Durant fans at the larger gatherings. You even get the owner's manual with this one. So this classic offers a lot of opportunity for little money. Call Today!!!
- Cloth Interior
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
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