Unsurprisingly, the man who founded GM by buying up existing car companies and tying them together did the same when he founded his eponymous competitor corporation. Durant Motors included Star as the bargain brand; Flint, Eagle, and Durant were the midrange brands; Princeton and Locomobile filled the upmarket needs of pre-depression filthy rich car buyers.
The seller of this folding-roof Coupester claims it was restored 50 years ago (i.e. the 1960s) back when many early cars were "restored" in very incorrect ways. I'd be surprised if it wore this bright of a shade of blue back in 1926, but at least it looks presentable. The seller claims it's a 20-footer paint job; for 50 years old I'd say it likely was sprayed using decent quality lacquer or enamel.
The 4-cylinder engine was originally built by Continental and purchased by Durant for use in their cars. It seems fresh - especially that sleek gold intake manifold. Looks like a few updates have been made but what Durant history buff would give you a hard time about that? Seems like the fact that this is running, driving, and less than $15k means it's a cool piece of history if you like the weirder side of Roaring '20s style.
CFlo is Daily Turismo's co-founder and Technical Editor. When he's not reading the news (HIS news) on the DT Radio Show, he's resuscitating a Volvo 240, turning a BMW E36 into a V8 powered Brougham LeMons racer, and restoring a Honda Motocompo. Daily drivers are a whole 'nother story.