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Rugby

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The Durant Motor Company, in its quest to export its Star motor cars outside America and Canada in 1923, found that the name Star had already been registered for commercialization in England.


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Rugby front grill emblem from a 1928 Rugby Touring Car by Durant Motors. First introduced as the Durant Star in 1922, the name was changed to Rugby in 1923 because a company in the British Empire had already registered a vehicle named Star. Only 16 believed to have ben made for export. (This is the only one known running in existence).

This prompted them to export cars under the trademark Rugby, which was incorporated with a few changes in some specifications, relative to the Star production line.

The 1924 Rugby Tourer was a variant of the four cylinders Star Model F and had several special features in order to attract the customer's attention, such as:

- Equipped with a nickel radiator and disc wheels.
- Furnished body panels in maroon or blue.
- Engine: Continental W-4, four-cylinder, 3-1/8" bore; 4-1/4" stroke; and 130.4 cubic inches displacement.
- Piston: Piston and connecting rod assembly was detachable from the top or bottom of case.
- Tank: 10 gallon capacity fuel tank attached to the rear.
- Transmission: Standard, selective sliding-gear type; three speeds forward and one reverse.
- Brakes: External contracting; internal expanding; 10-inch brake drums.
- Carburetor: One-inch, single jet.
- Cooling System: Honeycomb type radiator; 16-inch fan; four blades; water pump; radiator capacity, 8 quarts.

The Rugby make of cars was produced at three Durant motor factories located within the United States and Canada. However the public identity of the 1924 Rugby was never stable, due to the lack of consistently performing models coming out of the assembly lines.


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1928 Rugby Touring Car by Durant Motors. First introduced as the Durant Star in 1922, the name was changed to Rugby in 1923 because a company in the British Empire had already registered a vehicle named Star. Only 16 believed to have ben made for export. (This is the only one known running in existence).

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1928 Rugby Touring Car by Durant Motors. First introduced as the Durant Star in 1922, the name was changed to Rugby in 1923 because a company in the British Empire had already registered a vehicle named Star. Only 16 believed to have ben made for export. (This is the only one known running in existence).

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Jeff2402 days ago

I have a hood emblem from a Rugby. Any interest in this item?

lee Garlington2128 days ago

No so, the only Rugby touring! A 1928 M2 exists in fine order in New Zealand and is for sale!

Luis Pereira1893 days ago

I there, sorry my english. I have a 1924 rugby in azores - portugal in good condicion.
Regards

lc1813 days ago

my pop has a old car that looks almost identical but it is badged rugby 6?

tim1620 days ago

HI there, a friend of me have also an Rugby touring in Belgium.

He brought the engine to a store for preparing and whene the engine was back, he missed some parts. Is here somebody ho can send me a picture of the front of the engine?
How to install the wheel for starting the engine with hand?

Kind regards

daniele1241 days ago

Good day,
we would like to sell an antique car, Durant line Rugby, running, perfect with the original engine rebuilt. If you are interested make an offer.
The car is in Italy

"The Rugby line was the export name for Durant's Star Car Online"

:-)

Gonzo829 days ago

I had a 1930, my first car

ray564 days ago

Gidday from West Australia
Am doing a 1928 Rugby as a rod and have plenty of original parts ,including one complete engine and another for parts , gearbox and diff . If interested email me .

Danie Swart472 days ago

I am restoring a 1926 Rugby Model M. Where can i obtain the meters an plan for making rear doors and canopy?

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