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1922 Chevrolet Series 490 news, pictures, specifications, and information
By 1922, the inexpensive and reliable Chevrolet was becoming a more popular alternative to the ageing Ford Model-T. Its stout 4-cylinder engine, conventional transmission and standard self-starter made the car easier to operate. Few Chevrolet cars from the 1920s survive because they are less well-remembered than the ubiquitous Model-T.

Collection of Petersen Automotive Museum. Gift of Riverside Chevrolet

Source - Petersen Museum
Canopy Express Truck
Chassis Num: SH4877PA
 
Sold for $19,800 at 2012 RM Auctions.
The Chevrolet 490 received its name from its $490 price. The vehicle came as a roadster or touring car and established the marque in the low-priced field. Unlike the Ford Model T, the 490 came with a three-speed selective gear transmission and an overhead-valve engine.

In 1918, Chevrolet began building trucks derived from the 490 passenger car chassis. The light delivery models were rated at half a ton and were powered by the same four-cylinder overhead valve engine which made 26 horsepower from 171 cubic-inches. A heavier, one-ton truck with a worm-drive axle was patterned on the larger FB-series cars. A three-quarter ton Model G was introduced later.

In 2005, this 490 Canopy Truck was purchased from the collection Harold Zulick, a Pennsylvania Chevrolet-Cadillac dealer. At the time, it was in nicely restored condition in green over black. It is fitted with canvas side curtains to completely enclose the cargo area. The enclosed cab is built in unit with the express body.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the St. Johns sale presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $20,000 to $30,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $19,800 inclusive of buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2012
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