jan 1, 1918 - Chevrolet Series 490
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.
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Chevrolet Series 490