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Chevrolet 490

What do you know about the Chevrolet 490?
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1) The Chevrolet Series 490 is a Brass Era American automobile, made from 1915 to 1922. The 1915 introduction of the $490 ($10,984.78 in 2011 dollars), Chevrolet 490 was an immediate success and established the brand as a big player.Cars Trivia from Alan's Fun Trivia Quizzes

  • True or False?

2) The name would not denote the price for long (in 1921, the average price was $820), but it would stay low enough to take a chunk out of the Model T market.
WHAT is the 1921 $820 price be in 2011 dollars?

  1. 9,372.36
  2. $10,372.36
  3. $11,372.36
  4. $12,372.36

3) And by 1921, standard equipment included a speedometer.
WHAT was NOT standard equipment in the car?

  1. ammeter
  2. dome lights(closed-body cars only)
  3. headlight dimmers
  4. power steering

4) The 490 was only offered with the Overhead Valve 171-cubic-inch four cylinder.
WHAT was the horsepower rating?

  1. 26 hp
  2. 36 hp
  3. 46 hp
  4. 56 hp

5) WHAT was the 490ís wheelbase?

  1. 82 in.
  2. 92 in.
  3. 102 in.
  4. 112 in.

6) WHAT is NOT a Chevrolet 490 Body Style?

  1. H2 2-door roadster
  2. H3 2-door special roadster
  3. H4 4-door touring
  4. H6 6-door station wagon

7) A pickup was wanted to compete with the new Ford Model TT. The answer was two models, the first 1918 Chevrolet Series 490 Light Delivery chassis cowl rated at half a ton and based on the auto. The second, not based on the 490, was a one-ton 1918 Chevrolet Model T (oddly enough) "Ton Truck".

  • True or False?

8) WHAT was the transmission in the 490?

  1. Selective-sliding 3-speed cone clutch
  2. 2-speed planetary gear
  3. 3-speed manual
  4. 2-speed Powerglide automatic

9) About 70,701 units doing the first year.
About HOW many Units were sold in 1922?

  1. 243,479
  2. 244,795
  3. 344,795
  4. 444,795

10) What was the successor to the Chevrolet 490?

  1. Chevrolet Series H
  2. Chevrolet Series L
  3. Chevrolet Series AA Capitol
  4. Chevrolet Series Division
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Chevrolet 490
[Answers]

1) True 2) B. 3) D. 4) A 5) C. 6) D. 7) True 8) A. 9) B. 10) C.

 
 


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