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A Blast from the past...

I went to our local car club meeting last week and a fellow member gave me a copy of November-December 1976 Antique Autombile Magazine.

A large part of this magazine is dedicated to Durant cars. Included are articles by Jeff Gillis about Durant and about his 1930 6-14, an article by Lynn Meeker's 1930 Coupe and an article about Bert Ruys' 1929 D60 located in the Netherlands. There are alot of nice pictures as well.

We have a picture of the D60 on our website but does anyone know the stories of these cars in the past 30 years?

Stephan

Re: A Blast from the past...

I tried tracking down the Netherlands Durant, but didn't find anything.

Rick

Re: A Blast from the past...

Lynn Meeker was from Michigan and was one of my original Durant club members. He had that beautiful coupe that I think was a cream color with darker highlights. He was a "Glenn Mitchell Manuals" sales rep.. His brother lived around the corner from me back in the seventies and I recall meeting him during one of his visits. Most of the members were mail and/ or phone friends. He died a while later but I don't know what happened to the car.I think it went to a relative. Jeff Gillis was an original club member also. Everyone knows his story. His car now belongs to Dave Schulte of Sperry, Iowa and is being restored.

Re: A Blast from the past...

Lynn had two Durant autos, when Lynn Meeker passed away his son had them for a short time but both have since been sold. Bob

Re: A Blast from the past...

The car mentioned in the magazine was Jeff's 30 614 Coach. It is now owned by his son Jeremy.

Dave

 

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