1901 - 1923

Flint

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Flint, an American automobile marque, was brought to life in Flint, Michigan, between 1923 and 1927 under the umbrella of Durant Motors, a company founded by William Crapo Durant after his departure from General Motors. The Flint Motors Division aimed to create vehicles that would compete directly with established brands like Buick, also produced in Flint, through a line-up of vehicles primarily built from outsourced parts, including Continental engines and Budd body stampings.

The origins of Flint can be traced to a Willys prototype for a 6-cylinder car, which was modified to create what would become the Flint brand. The range included several models such as the Flint B-40 Touring and Flint E-55, offering a mix of roadsters, sedans, and limousines powered by robust straight-six engines. Despite their initial appeal, Flint automobiles could not sustain Durant Motors financially. By 1927, the Flint line was discontinued as part of a broader company reorganization and financial strain that also saw the end of Durant Motors a few years later.

Despite its brief existence, Flint’s legacy is a testament to the era of automotive innovation and the ambitious, albeit turbulent, automotive ventures of the early 20th century. Today, the story of Flint remains a fascinating chapter in the annals of American automotive history.

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