1918 Chevrolet Series 490 Tourer Vehicle Profile

1918 Chevrolet Series 490 photograph

1918 Chevrolet Series 490 photograph

1918 Chevrolet Series 4901918 Chevrolet Series 490
Tourer
Chevrolet introduced the 'Four Ninety' series in 1916 - so called because of its $490 price tag - to challenge Henry Ford's Model T for the low-priced auto market. The Four Ninety was produced through 1922, and like its rival, the Model T, changed very little during that time. By 1917, Chevrolet had reached the $100,000 sales mark, but was still well behind the Model T. In 1918, Chevrolet, now part of General Motors, sold its first Chevy truck.

In 1927, Chevrolet finally out-sold its rival, Ford. The Model T assembly lines had been shut down for most of 1927 to gear up for production of the all-new Model A. Ford easily regained its status as the number of auto maker by early 1929.

For 1918, the Series 490 was available as a Tourer, Roadster, All-Weather Coupe or Sedan. Pricing ranged from $660 - $1060. Power was from an overhead valve four-cylinder engine offering nearly 30 horsepower. They had a three-speed selective sliding gearbox and external contracting brakes on the rear wheels. The wheelbase measured 102-inches and rode on tires that measured 30 x 3.5 inches.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1918 sales)
1918 Chevrolet D-Series V-8 Touring
Chassis#: 25194
Sold for $46,200
  2012 RM Auctions - Hershey, PA
 
1918 Chevrolet Touring
Sold for $18,150
  2007 RM Auctions - The Fawcett Movie Cars
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1918 Chevrolet Series 490's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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