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Happy Birthday Billy!

December 8, 1841 - March 18, 1947

Thankfully this group keeps his accomplishments alive!

Where Are You From? Grand Junction CO

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Star Coupe, 1929 Durant 663 and 666

Re: Happy Birthday Billy!


Billy was born in "1861" rather than 1841...(Typo)

William C. Durant
DescriptionWilliam Crapo "Billy" Durant was a leading pioneer of the United States automobile industry, who created the system of multi-brand holding companies with different lines of cars; and the co-founder of General Motors with Frederic L. Smith, and of Chevrolet with Louis Chevrolet. He also founded Frigidaire. Wikipedia
Born: December 8, 1861, Boston, MA
Died: March 18, 1947, New York City, NY
Place of burial: The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy, New York City, NY
Organizations founded: General Motors, Chevrolet, GMC, MORE
Children: Margery Durant, Cliff Durant
Parents: William Clark Durant, Rebecca Folger Crapo

Where Are You From? Yuma / Leavenworth

Do You own a car built by Durant? several

Re: Happy Birthday Billy!

Happy Birthday Billy, 157 years young!

Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of them


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