introduced its first automatic transmission engines. In 1950, Chevrolet
introduced the "Powerglide", the first automatic transmission available
in an affordably-priced car. Although many drivers clung to their
beloved manual transmissions, much of the public
greeted the new " Powerglide" with enthusiasm. 300,000 Chevrolet cars
equipped with " Powerglide" models were sold the first year.
For more information see George H. Dammann, Sixty Years of Chevrolet, Glen Ellyn, Ill., Crestline Pub., 1972.
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