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1912 Little Motor Car

The Little was one of several cars introduced by Billy Durant to compete with Ford's Model T. Named after William H. Little, general manager of Buick under Durant, the car was rushed into production in less than a year. The attractive car sold well, but the four cylinder Mason engine proved unreliable. Many in the company felt that customers were turned away by the name "Little." Durant folded the Little into Chevrolet and the car became the basis for the Royal Mail model. Production of the Little took place at the former Flint Wagon Works facility on Kearsley Street.



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