1923 Star Station Wagon

Summary

Billy Durant, ousted from General Motors for a second time, established Durant Motors in 1921. Durant's Star challenged Ford's Model T in the low-price field, and it was the first significant American automobile offered in a factory-built station wagon configuration. While the Star itself was a hit, Durant stretched his finances too thin and Durant Motors ended operations in 1932.

Billy Durant, ousted from General Motors for a second time, established Durant Motors in 1921. Durant's Star challenged Ford's Model T in the low-price field, and it was the first significant American automobile offered in a factory-built station wagon configuration. While the Star itself was a hit, Durant stretched his finances too thin and Durant Motors ended operations in 1932.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1923

Creators

Durant Motors, Inc. 

Martin-Parry Corporation 

Star Motors, Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States 

Creator Notes

Chassis by Star Motors, Inc., a subsidiary of Durant Motors, Inc.; body by Martin-Parry Corporation.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

83.16.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Wood (Plant material)
Rubber (Material)

Color

Black (Color)
Brown

Dimensions

Height: 86 in

Width: 66 in

Length: 151.5 in

Wheelbase: 102 in

Length: 3.125 in  (Bore)

Length: 4.25 in  (Stroke)

Diameter: 30 in  (Wheel Diameter)

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