Durant Tourer

1922 Durant B-22 Tourer

Offered by Bonhams | Oxford, U.K. | June 20, 2015

Photo - Bonhams

Photo – Bonhams

The story of Billy Durant isn’t a super-happy one. It’s a shame that most people don’t even know who he was. He founded General Motors. Then got wedged out. So he attempted to found another General Motors (in the form of the company that bore his name). He introduced a couple of marques and then went bust when the Depression hit.

The Durant marque, under the Durant Motors corporate umbrella, was around from 1921 through 1932. The 1922 model range offered a four and six cylinder car (A-22 and B-22, respectively). The six-cylinder B-22 was built in 1922 and 1923 only and uses a 70 horsepower straight-six. It could be had in four body styles.

You don’t see Durants all that often, especially these early, larger-engined cars. This one made its way to Europe in 2008 and is entirely roadworthy. It’s neat, clean and attractive. It can be yours for between $28,000-$37,000. Click here for more info and here for more from Bonhams.

Update: Sold $25,499.