Over the last couple of weeks I seem to have stumbled over several interesting Durant finds....
First (and what may be of interest to other members here), I have found a 1933 Frontenac C600 in a field about 1/2 hour from my place. The car is rough but probably restorable. The engine and drivetrain appear to be intact. I didn't know any of these still existed, there are none listed in the durantcars registry. Also there are no pictures in the catalogs (so I took a couple...). The car was photographed by a member of our local car club and thats how I found out about it. I left a note at the door of the house (no one was home) but I haven't hear back.
I went to the national science and tech museum here in Ottawa, and to my surprise they have a 1929 D40 on display. Next to the car is even more interesting: they have a film of Durants being assembled in Leaside (Toronto) in 1924. The film lasts about 15 minutes and shows all major parts of the assembly. I have contacted the curator and am trying to get a copy for the club.
Speaking of museums...
One of our smaller rural museums, the Cumberland museum, have a 1929 Model 60 that they want to get up and running again so I was contacted by our local car club president for my input.
A friend and fellow antique car enthusiast has found a 1932 618 for sale in this area. The owner has not fixed his asking price. The car is not running, and the car has been barn aged for about 30-40 years. My friend is looking for a 1930 614 (like his dad's) so he told me this car was of no interest to him.
And to think that a couple of years ago I had never heard of Durant...Hmmm