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A Little mention of Durant in Lexington history

For the Durant historians , Found this blurb doing some mindless research. May or may not be commonly known stuff already here. Interesting sort of? if your having a slow evening.

"Toward the end of the Lexington saga Billy Durant, original founder of General Motors, got involved by contracting to use Ansted engines in his Durant and Princeton automobiles. The United States Automotive Corporation, apparently a financial structure created by the Ansted family to capture new funding to continue Lexington production, used the six-cylinder Ansted engine in Lexington cars and hoped to generate economies of scale by selling thousands of engines to Durant. Unfortunately, everything fell apart for both the Ansted’s United States Automotive Corporation and Durant Motors as the slowing national economy reduced car sales at the end of the 1920s. The Ansted family, however, survived the Lexington failure, leaving Connerville for California and Indianapolis, Indiana. Ansted’s son William Jr. eventually become an Indy car owner, winning the Indy 500 in 1964 and 1967 with A.J. Foyt driving."

If some one wants the link I'll post it

But his may be all there was to read about Durant .

Where Are You From? Ct

Re: A Little mention of Durant in Lexington history

Thanks David...

The Ansted motor was used in the B-22 Durant as well as the Lexington.

If you have seen Rheale's Lexington roadster it has the same engine as our B-22.


Frank ---

Where Are You From? Hookstown Pennsylvania

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