A “Star” in the Making: Rebuilding a 1926 Durant Star 4 Coupster

A true labour of love, it took 20 years for this classic car aficionado to get his old 1926 Star 4 Coupster back on the road.

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Finished Product

A Star is reborn: Restoring a 1926 Star 4 Coupster

It took 20 years of teamwork, determination and elbow grease but, Wayne Seward of Vermilion, Alberta, and his good friend Hugh Gould managed to put this old 1926 Star 4 Coupster back together again.According to Wayne, it's now one of only 12 Star 4 Coupsters in existence in North America, and shines brightly wherever it makes an appearance. Above, Wayne takes his grandson Zachary Rempel, for a spin!

Here are a few photos showing the car's progress from start to finish!

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Hunk of Junk

Hunk of Junk

It might have looked like a hunk of junk to most folks, but Wayne saw the Star's true potential.

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Rebuilding

Rebuilding

Wayne and his mechanic friend, Hugh Gould, rebuilt the car from the ground up.

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On the Rise

On the Rise

Sporting a totally refurbished frame and a new power-plant, the Durant Star is definitely on the rise.

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Younger Days

Younger Days

Wayne Seward working on the car in his younger days.

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TLC

TLC

With a lot of work and plenty of TLC, the Star's body takes shape.

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Voila!

Voila!

Voila! Twenty years in the making-a  Star is Reborn!

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Taking her for a Spin

Taking her for a Spin

Hugh Gould driving the Star in a parade. Wayne is in the passenger seat with his granddaughters Bethany Rempel (most visible) and Naomi Pearce (between the two).

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Off to the Show

Off to the Show

Wayne (left) and Hugh (right) loading the Star into a trailer to go to a show.

Originally Published in Our Canada