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Re: Star hub caps

Finally found where I had seen the cap's
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http://www.hubcapcollector.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=search&cat =0&pid=306#top_display_media


Star PA Model M, R and M-2 1928

• DESCRIPTION: Pressed aluminum threaded hubcap for a Star automobile built in Elizabeth, New Jersey between the years of 1922 thru 1928 by Durant Motors Inc. This cap is a bit hard to find and has Star name in block letters. My notes show this cap being used on Star models M, R, and M-2 on 1928 models.
• SIZE: The cap has an outside diameter of just over 2 13/16” and is 1 5/8” high with 2 ¼”-16 threads.
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What the above means are vehicles with model year not production year. Model year is Aug 1st of one year to July 31 of next and VIN's are model year not production. This stopped with the 1930's and later vehicles and model year was only when a model was upgraded. Hence 1930 614 as example is Jan 4 1930 to Dec 31 1930, 1931 614 is Jan 1 1931 to Jan 31 1932 Can and Aug 31 Lansing, 1932 614 is Feb 1 1932 to end of model 1932. That's why the US 619 is only 1931 model year when plant died Aug 1931, there was no upgrade to the 619. The E Frontenac's, 407 / 618 Durant also have the Feb 1st 1932 as 1932 model year.

So Star M's Aug 1 1927 to Dec 31 1927 are model year 1928. M became the M2 Jan 1 1928 to March 31 1928 (when it became M2 Durant car to Sept 30 1928, truck Sept 4 1928) so also 1928 model year. R Aug 1 1927 to Dec 31 1927 are 1928 model year ( Jan 1 1928 the R became the 55 Durant).

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

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

 

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