1916 Chevrolet 490

Here was a car that could appeal to the masses. Kelley Blue Book says the 490 was intended to go head-to-head with Ford's popular Model T. Don’t think that the fancy numeric moniker had much to do with the size of the engine or any technical car characteristic; this car’s name came from its base price -- $490. And that was set because it was $5 less than the Ford.
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