Chevrolet’s first car pulled onto the auto scene like a decked-out debutante. Race-car driver Louis Chevrolet imagined an upscale dream car based on the racing cars he loved. The first Chevy engine was a large, liquid-cooled, 299-cubic-inch, six-cylinder cast-iron block. In fact, it would remain Chevrolet’s biggest engine until the late ’50s. The Series C Classic Six had a T-head configuration, produced 40 horsepower and could go a whopping 65 miles an hour, competing with the high-performance cars of its time.
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