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Durant advertisement

I am looking for some info on this Durant advertisement. Cannot find another one online anywhere. Has anyone else seen it or know what year it is from? Maybe a dealership advertisement? Has really cool graphics. Thank you in advance.

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Where Are You From? Indiana

Do You own a car built by Durant? No

Re: Durant advertisement

If you look in Durantcars on left side of screen menu, under Durant literature 1929 there are similar brochures
A-29-111A-4, A-29-114-4, A-29-124-2 pertaining to the models 6-66 and 6-70.

The 1928 75 was 4 speed, 1929 66 / 70 were 4 speed, and 1930 617 which used the 70 engine was 4 speed. Unable to enlarge your pic to see what the rad shell looks like and possible rad crest as well. 617 used the 1930 - 32 rad shell type. Cars might just be stylized so no further ahead.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

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

Re: Durant advertisement

I have this in a brochure booklet. Norm, as always is correct, it is for the 1929 70.

Where Are You From? Brighton, MI

Re: Durant advertisement

Ok so it came out of a brochure?

Where Are You From? Indiana

Do You own a car built by Durant? No

Re: Durant advertisement

I'd say the later(30-32) cars with a 4 speed emphasize the fact that it is a 4 speed with a STANDARD SHIFT in their brochures. Even though the earlier 4 speeds used the same transmission, the public wasn't so sure about all this shifting(more work!)

Where Are You From? Orygun

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

Re: Durant advertisement

Doesn’t sound like much has changed. 😂

Where Are You From? Indiana

Do You own a car built by Durant? No

Re: Durant advertisement

Only the 1930 617 had the 4 speed tranny. 615 / 616 Rugby trucks had 4 speed. 1931 / 32 cars were now into freewheeling as option. I have an Aug 1931 newspaper item on the 619 offering the freewheeling option. I think Stephan has a brochure on the 611 again with freewheeling. His was shown in a Partner mag a few years back.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

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

Re: Durant advertisement

I finally got the poster framed. Looks really good. I’ll enjoy it on the wall!

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Where Are You From? Indiana

Do You own a car built by Durant? No

Re: Durant advertisement

Hi Jeremy.
My first Durant, almost junk, was a 6-66 with the factory 4 speed tranny, but no overdrive as it had 2 2nd gears, big 4 speed tranny, caused the 4 speed cars to come out late as no one could build a 4 speed so Billy made one, so these engines did not have a lot of power to do freeway chauffeuring so had to install a used rebuilt Ford in line 6 from a about a 67 Mustang, w/ the Ford C-4 automatic, now great running 12 volt car, safe & can cruse all day at 70+ MPH. I sold that tranny with the stock 6 cly flat head continental engine to a member in Northern California, can't remember his name. I been told that my car cost $1,000.00 new but had never seen a ad with the $1,000.00 on it until this ad. That was a lot of money back then .My helper friend Jim & i have bought 2 other 29 Durants & a 30 from Canada all modernized for freeway driving. I think the 29 Ford 4 dr sold for about $385.00. Anyway great ad & the frame looks nice to.
Faithfully
Lance Haynes

Where Are You From? San Diego, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes a bunch of them

Re: Durant advertisement

As I have mentioned before, I sold my Model 75 from Radiator back to the 4 speed transmission
to Jeff Cromeens some time after his fire. It might still be around. I would guess that without overdrive, it would have had a much lower rear end ratio for easy cruising in high gear.

At the time, I had my brother, the tractor mechanic, take a look inside. He was impressed by how substantial and well-built it seemed. Later Ford trucks used a four speed. Doubt if there was any influence on that design.

Later, in 1970's, Ford made a version of its top-loader with an overdrive in 4th gear. It doesn't have much of a following today, everyone just went directly to 5 speeds. In the 1980's I was driving K-cars, and I converted a couple of them to later 5 speeds. Made them much more sporty.

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

 

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