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1928 - Star Car

1928 - Star Car

The Phillips family shows off their new Star Car in downtown Alliance, Nebraska.

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This appears to be a 1927 model M. The Star was manufactured by Star motors a division of the Durant Motor Company. 1927 was the last year they made the Star, it was dropped in 1928. Some say that that was a bad decision as the Star was the best selling automobile the company produced. There are many people today that preserve and restore Star cars. The model M was powered by a four cylinder engine made by Continental, that company is still in business today making aircraft motors.

Year and Model

This appears to be a 1927 model M, it was the last year for the make. The car was made by the Durant Motor Company with factories in Lansing, MI, Elizabeth, NJ, Oakland CA and Leaside, Ontario Canada. This car was most likely made in in either Lansing or Oakland.

Star was the economy division that competed directly with the Model T Ford. The Star was a more modern up-to-date automobile than the T and but was dropped when Ford introduced its Model A in 1928.

Durant Motors was founded by Billy Durant, the same man who founded General Motors and continued in business into 1932.

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