Star Truck Serial Numbers Year Model Elizabeth Plant Lansing Plant Leaside Plant Oakland Plant 1923 C E-1-119987 L-1--44255 T-1-17412 C-1-18389 1924 CC E-119989 - E-180000 L-44256 - L-55000 T-17413 - T-19000 C-18390 - C-22000 1925 CC E-175433 - E-181170 L-60500 - L-85000 T-100000 - T-181193 C-260004 - C-280631 1926 CC E-181171 to end L-85000 to end T-181194 to end C-280632 to end 1926 M E-350000 - E-379999 L-350000 - L-379999 T-350000 - T-379999 C-350000 - C-379999 1927 M E-380000 - E-414999 L-380000 - L-414999 T-380000 - T-414999 C-380000 - C-414999 1927 L E-1000 - E-1999 L-1000 - L-1999 T-1000 - T-1999 C-1000 - C-1999 1928 M E-415000 to end L-415000 to end T-415000 to end C-415000 to end 1928 L E-2000 to end E-2000 to end E-2000 to end E-2000 to end
This information was first published an article from the May 1990 Durant Standard by its editor Jeff Gillis, now deceased. The subject is serial numbers, a subject that is important in establishing the model year of the Durant Family of Cars but on which there is some disagreement on the interpretation. The new model year cars were normally produced in the late summer or early fall months of the year preceding the new calendar year. For example, the 1929 models would be in the dealer's show room in the August to October time frame of 1928. However, Durant, as well as other carmakers, was trying to stay afloat during the depression years and some new models didn't appear until the actual calendar year. That is why it is important to know the date production started. If you have any information on Rugby car serial numbers send them to Webmaster.