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1930 Durant 617 Coupe For Sale

This ad is currenlyly on Craigs list. The car is listed as being in the San Francisco Bay Area, east bay. I have not contacted the seller.


1930 Durant 617 Coupe 3W (North State )

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Reply to: sale-982688678@craigslist.org

Date: 2009-01-06, 12:12PM PST



I have a 30 Durant Model 617 3 Window Coupe For Sale It has been in sitting Since 1958 in a garage (50 yrs) Needs Restoration 6cyl 4 spd trans I will try and post pics later Coupe is Complete It was partially dissasembled in 60s but I put most of it back together I have some Extra parts I collected over the years (Parts are hard to find) F Fenders Hood (Spearoids) E Mail with Questions I will answer ASAP Sorry NO TRADES Asking $15000.00 OBO Thank You for Looking Enjoy the Holidays

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/982688678.html

Where Are You From? sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/982688678.html

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1929 D60 Roadster

Re: 1930 Durant 617 Coupe For Sale

Interesting a 617 with spear hood. We've mentioned in Forum before about 614 with straight louvers and assumed it was a dealer thing to please customers who didn't care for the spears. Could this be the reverse of that and a customer wanted spears ?

Terrys site mentions.

The 617 is incorrectly illustrated in the Durant sales brochure A-30-108. It is shown with hood spears. A February 25, 1930 Service bulletin describes the error and announces a replacement brochure A-30-107. This brochure illustrates the 617 with vertical hood louvers.

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 614 Sedan

Re: 1930 Durant 617 Coupe For Sale

I would hope it is a misprint --but $15000.oo seems a lot of money for a car that has to be rebuilt.
maybe $1500.00
Ken

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant Model 614 Deluxe rumble seat coupe

Re: 1930 Durant 617 Coupe For Sale

Ken:
Some people have a very inflated perception of the value of a vehicle in need of restoration. I, like you, would hope that the $15,000. is a misprint. However, as they say, you can always come down in your asking price.
Gord

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 Frontenac

Re: 1930 Durant 617 Coupe For Sale

Gordon,
I agree with you on this too. Recently on e-Bay was a very Derelict 29 Chevy truck the seller wanted about $5000 to $6000 for (reserve) based on a phone call from a "collector'. Bidding of several people and watching by almost 40 neeted a final Bid of $510.

Old and even "Rare" does not always translate to High Value, especially if it's in very poor condition!!!

Recently I saw an AD for a very rough early 30's Pierce Arrow Long WB Sedan going for $10,000. Maybe(?)a good value. Especially when restored ones bring 20 to 30 times that amount (or more with complete paperwork).

BUT and a Large BUT, to restore it, you would probably have to put minimum of $250,000 into it and Find or Make many missing/ruined parts. So probably NOT a good deal if he even gave it to you for Free!
Lance C,

Do You own a car built by Durant? 25 Locomobile Brogham, 26 Locomobile JR-8 Sedan and 26 JR-8 Roadster project, 30 Durant 410 Special Deluxe 4Dr.

Re: 1930 Durant 617 Coupe For Sale

Interesting to note, perhaps, Old Auto's carried an item about value of antique cars a year back and featured .. 1932 618 Durant 6 wire wheel sedan fully restored was worth $14,000 today and the same 20 years ago. Just because its a restored car or rare, doesn't make it worth a heck of a lot.

We dump a pile of money in these cars because its our hobby, we enjoy doing it, and its sure more than its worth most times, on resale.

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 614 Sedan

Re: 1930 Durant 617 Coupe For Sale

Norm,
Your so right; For FUN it's great and sure beats "Playing the Horses" or "Hanging out at the Bars" for use of your money too.
Lance C.

Do You own a car built by Durant? 25 Locomobile Brogham, 26 Locomobile JR-8 Sedan and 26 JR-8 Roadster project, 30 Durant 410 Special Deluxe 4Dr.

Re: 1930 Durant 617 Coupe For Sale

i have a 1929 Durant £20000

Where Are You From? england

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

Re: 1930 Durant 617 Coupe For Sale

At todays rate that is $ 36,416.21 Canadian .. Even a very rare fully restored with all the bells and whistles, side mounts and rear trunk 1932 618 Durant sedan is worth $14,000 Canadian. That's £7688.

Durant is considered an orphan car, like a lot of makes, and don't command big prices as I said before above your posting.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? Dominion built 1932 614 Sedan

 

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