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Re: Nice 31 Durant for sale on Ebay, check it out

Yes, that is the 6-12 that belonged to the late Ray Zenz. Ray lived in Toledo Ohio and was in some kind of construction business, but his passion was his antique cars. He also restored a 1930 6-14 deluxe sport coupe that was medium and dark blue and was a prize winner. He managed to collect a large amount of parts for our cars and was very helpful with his knowledge of how these things went together. I was at that 1981 Dearborn meet with Jim Colbert and my partially completed 1930 Durant standard coupe.Ray was there for a limited time,as he had to care for his ill wife, but I was glad I got to meet him in person.AS Gordo has said above it was a great event and I'll bet we had 25 cars there.JB Nethercutt of the famous Merle Norman collection was there with his wife and "crew" attending to his recently restored Star coupe(although he rode around in a chauffered Lincoln Town car). I think it was restored to perfection in a very short time(six weeks?). It was like the car that he had when he was starting his cosmetics company and he and his wife would drive around and sell from that car. It even had a small radio on the rear parcel shelf that he had wired to the chicken wire in the roof to serve as an antennae! Ross

Where Are You From? Orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

Re: Nice 31 Durant for sale on Ebay, check it out

Thanks for the heads up Mike. I am going to visit the car tomorrow. What luck, it's very close to me. Thinking I may need to find a home for the Franklin as I don't think she will get along with two Durant's in the same shop. 😜 I will get numbers and share. Would enjoy learning the cars history too.

Where Are You From? Brighton MI

Do You own a car built by Durant? Proudly


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