Chevrolet Series 490

When William Durant, having been pushed out of General Motors, decided to re-enter the automobile business, it was to engineer and racing driver Louis Chevrolet that he turned. As an interim measure he brought out a light car called the Little, but Durant had in mind a more substantial automobile. Louis Chevrolet, meanwhile, envisioned an even larger car than Durant wanted, and so when the first Chevrolet car, the Classic Six, debuted in 1912, it weighed nearly 4,000 pounds and sold for $2,250.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania. 

26 bhp, 170.9 cu. in. inline OHV four-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with quarter-elliptic leaf springs, and two-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 102"

Source: RM Auctions

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