Designed to compete with the Ford model T, the Star Four (model C) was announced in February of 1922 and displayed in March of 1922. However, it seems Durant wasn’t quite ready to produce the car as only seven were produced in 1922. The model C went on to full production in 1923 and for a time in 1924.
The model F was introduced in 1924 and promoted as “The New Series” Star car. The model F was produced until 1926.
In 1926, the model F was replaced with model M as the four-cylinder car in the Star line. The six-cylinder, model R was also introduced in 1926. Production of both these models continued on through 1927.
In January 1928, Durant announced a new strategy of selling six-cylinder cars under the Durant name and four-cylinder cars under the Star name. So the Star model R was rebadged as a Durant model 55. Production of four-cylinder Star vehicles continued in 1928. Here the history gets a little muddy. In 1928 there are three models of four-cylinder cars attributed to Star, the model M, model M2 and the “Four”.
In April of 1928 production of all Star cars ceased and the four-cylinder Star car was rebadged the Durant model M2.