The Chevrolet Series C, classic known as the Classic Six, was the first Chevrolet model produced. It was one of the only models to be produced while Louis Chevrolet, the record-setting Buick race car driver, was still with the company. Part of the reason that Louis Chevrolet left the company was that he was extremely happy with the large and powerful automobile, while William Durant wanted a smaller and cheaper vehicle. This disagreement led to Louis Chevrolet leaving the company.
The Series C Chevrolet was powered by a six-cylinder engine and mated to a three-speed gearbox with a cone clutch mounted at the rear axle. The Chevrolet models that followed, under the management of Durant, were more inexpensive and powered by a 4-cylinder engine, which put them in direct competition with the Model T from Ford.
The Series C Classic Six was capable of speeds of 65 mph and came equipped with a starter, four doors, a folding top, a tool box, a cowl light, and electric headlights.By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011