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Chevrolet


1911-present: Chevrolet Motor Company
Detroit, Michigan

America’s least expensive cars and one of the world’s best sellers was started by William C. Durant at the time when he did not control General Motors.  In collaboration with race car driver Louis Chevrolet, on November 3, 1911, Chevrolet entered the automobile market to compete with the Ford Model T.  However, the “Classic Six” turned out to be too expensive so Durant went for the small simple car such as the Little Four.  Chevrolet’s first big impact came with the 4-cylinder Baby Grand touring car and its companion roadster model, the Royal Mail and soon witnessed sales rise from 13,600 to 70,701.  The Chevrolet “Bow Tie” was trademarked in 1913 and has been one of the most recognizable emblems  that still stands as the company’s marquee today.

General Motors acquired Chevrolet in 1917 and by 1920 was only outsold by Ford and Dodge.  By 1927, Chevrolet had outsold Ford for the first time (though this is an unfair comparison since Ford was shut down for part of the year due to the change over from Model T to the Model A).  In all but four of the next 55 years, Chevrolet will be the top selling American automobile.  The “Cast-Iron Wonder” was produced in 1929 with a 3.2 liter International 6 with an 8’11” wheelbase and detachable disc wheels.  Over 1 million were sold in its first year at $595 each and the engine continued to be manufactured until 1953.

It didn’t take long for Chevrolet to once again take the lead over Ford in 1931 and it continued to stay on top for 3 years.  In 1934 the 10 millionth Chevrolet rolled off the assembly line and soon thereafter came the 15 millionth vehicle in 1939 along with station wagons and prices starting at $628.  Chevrolet offered a power-top convertible with a low price tag by 1940.

By the end of World War II, Chevrolet underwent an extensive restyling and in 1950 they offered the option of a 2-speed Powerglide fully automatic transmission as wells as a hardtop coupe.  Soon after, one of America’s favorite sports cars, the Corvette, was featured with a fiberglass body and 160hp 6-cylinder engine.  However, with the induction of the Corvette on the auto scene, Chevrolet’s lead was down to a narrow 20,000 margin over Ford.  The debut of the Chevrolet Small-Block V8 in 1955 has remained in continuous production since, longer than any other mass-produced engine in the world.  Even though much of the engine has been modified from its original version to include aluminum block and heads, electronic management and fuel injection, the small-block V8 is still used today ranging from 4.8 to 7 liters with outputs from 295 to 638 horsepower. 

A new departure for Chevrolet happened in 1960 with the introduction of the 2.3 liter aircooled flat-6 engine in the rear of the Corvair.  It proved a little too advanced for the market which it was aimed for, but by 1966 had entered with a new lease on life with the option of a 4-speed and 180bhp turbo-supercharged engine. Based on the response from the Corvair, Chevrolet realized the evolution of subsequent models would need to be diversified rather than concentrating on a single model.  In 1963, Chevrolet bridged the gap between the Corvair and Bel Air and Biscayne series and in 1964 the Chevelle was the first to use GM’s perimeter-type chassis frame.  Another new model for 1964 was the Corvette Stingray.  By 1966, along with the specialized Corvair and Corvette, Chevrolet offered the Chevy II in 3 different series, the Chevelle and 5 different full-sized Chevrolet’s from the Biscayne to the Caprice.  Prices ranged from $2,000 to $3,500. 

Another successful model was added to Chevrolet’s lineup in 1967, the sports coupe V8 5.7 liter Camaro with 295hp and front disc brakes.  Even though this was a belated answer to Ford’s Mustang, it proved to be a successful decision for Chevrolet and would carry on as a model until 2002 and carried again in 2010. 

Since its acquisition by General Motors in 1917, Chevrolet has been the highest selling marquee for GM and has had a huge influence on the automobile industry throughout the years by creating innovative designs and features that have pushed the industry with new standards.

 


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1942 Chevrolet Fleetline
1942 Chevrolet Fleetline
views: 13805
1946 Chevrolet 3100
1946 Chevrolet 3100
views: 36614
1947 Chevrolet 3100
1947 Chevrolet 3100
views: 26485
1948 Chevrolet 3100
1948 Chevrolet 3100
views: 41916
1949 Chevrolet 3100
1949 Chevrolet 3100
views: 66004
1950 Chevrolet 3100
1950 Chevrolet 3100
views: 114771
1953 Chevrolet 210
1953 Chevrolet 210
views: 23039
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 39191
1953 Chevrolet 150
1953 Chevrolet 150
views: 15057
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 12294
1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 32470
1954 Chevrolet 210
1954 Chevrolet 210
views: 25623
1954 Chevrolet Corvette
1954 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 14249
1954 Chevrolet 150
1954 Chevrolet 150
views: 12582
1955 Chevrolet 210
1955 Chevrolet 210
views: 25528
1955 Chevrolet Corvette
1955 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 17064
1955 Chevrolet Cameo
1955 Chevrolet Cameo
views: 19305
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 76030
1955 Chevrolet Nomad
1955 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 21702
1955 Chevrolet 150
1955 Chevrolet 150
views: 16632
1956 Chevrolet El Morocco
1956 Chevrolet El Morocco
views: 11728
1956 Chevrolet 210
1956 Chevrolet 210
views: 22494
1956 Chevrolet Nomad
1956 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 21589
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 68309
1956 Chevrolet Cameo
1956 Chevrolet Cameo
views: 18832
1956 Chevrolet 150
1956 Chevrolet 150
views: 15960
1956 Chevrolet Corvette
1956 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 22386
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 188365
1957 Chevrolet El Morocco
1957 Chevrolet El Morocco
views: 15805
1957 Chevrolet 210
1957 Chevrolet 210
views: 24383
1957 Chevrolet 150
1957 Chevrolet 150
views: 21075
1957 Chevrolet Cameo
1957 Chevrolet Cameo
views: 23692
1957 Chevrolet Nomad
1957 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 24647
1957 Chevrolet Corvette
1957 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 28483
1958 Chevrolet Nomad
1958 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 21335
1958 Chevrolet Bel Air
1958 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 30024
1958 Chevrolet Yeoman
1958 Chevrolet Yeoman
views: 19763
1958 Chevrolet Cameo
1958 Chevrolet Cameo
views: 20622
1958 Chevrolet Brookwood
1958 Chevrolet Brookwood
views: 16489
1958 Chevrolet Corvette
1958 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 27684
1958 Chevrolet Impala
1958 Chevrolet Impala
views: 84475
1958 Chevrolet Biscayne
1958 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 24529
1959 Chevrolet Parkwood
1959 Chevrolet Parkwood
views: 12133
1959 Chevrolet Brookwood
1959 Chevrolet Brookwood
views: 14522
1959 Chevrolet Impala
1959 Chevrolet Impala
views: 91232
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 31933
1959 Chevrolet Nomad
1959 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 17261
1959 Chevrolet Apache
1959 Chevrolet Apache
views: 42637
1959 Chevrolet Corvette
1959 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 26328
1959 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
1959 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
views: 16794
1959 Chevrolet El Camino
1959 Chevrolet El Camino
views: 23456
1959 Chevrolet Kingswood
1959 Chevrolet Kingswood
views: 11892
1959 Chevrolet Biscayne
1959 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 24148
1960 Chevrolet Nomad
1960 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 15457
1960 Chevrolet El Camino
1960 Chevrolet El Camino
views: 21008
1960 Chevrolet Impala
1960 Chevrolet Impala
views: 89448
1960 Chevrolet Kingswood
1960 Chevrolet Kingswood
views: 9833
1960 Chevrolet Biscayne
1960 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 31910
1960 Chevrolet Corvette
1960 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 25990
1960 Chevrolet Bel Air
1960 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 39348
1960 Chevrolet Parkwood
1960 Chevrolet Parkwood
views: 10970
1960 Chevrolet Brookwood
1960 Chevrolet Brookwood
views: 17068
1960 Chevrolet Corvair
1960 Chevrolet Corvair
views: 21601
1961 Chevrolet Corvair
1961 Chevrolet Corvair
views: 33046
1961 Chevrolet Brookwood
1961 Chevrolet Brookwood
views: 12192
1961 Chevrolet Parkwood
1961 Chevrolet Parkwood
views: 13069
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 46117
1961 Chevrolet Corvette
1961 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 27406
1961 Chevrolet Nomad
1961 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 14210
1961 Chevrolet Biscayne
1961 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 28251
1961 Chevrolet Impala
1961 Chevrolet Impala
views: 111961
1962 Chevrolet Nova
1962 Chevrolet Nova
views: 49903
1962 Chevrolet Bel Air
1962 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 41367
1962 Chevrolet Corvette
1962 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 27570
1962 Chevrolet Biscayne
1962 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 25868
1962 Chevrolet Corvair
1962 Chevrolet Corvair
views: 28353
1962 Chevrolet Impala
1962 Chevrolet Impala
views: 148933
1963 Chevrolet Biscayne
1963 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 33134
1963 Chevrolet Bel Air
1963 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 36039
1963 Chevrolet C10
1963 Chevrolet C10
views: 82159
1963 Chevrolet Nova
1963 Chevrolet Nova
views: 84020
1963 Chevrolet C20
1963 Chevrolet C20
views: 29936
1963 Chevrolet Corvair
1963 Chevrolet Corvair
views: 38188
1963 Chevrolet Impala
1963 Chevrolet Impala
views: 158415
1963 Chevrolet Corvette
1963 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 41434
1964 Chevrolet Biscayne
1964 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 31830
1964 Chevrolet Malibu
1964 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 23762
1964 Chevrolet Impala
1964 Chevrolet Impala
views: 240842
1964 Chevrolet Corvair
1964 Chevrolet Corvair
views: 55445
1964 Chevrolet Bel Air
1964 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 27618
1964 Chevrolet Corvette
1964 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 33869
1964 Chevrolet Nova
1964 Chevrolet Nova
views: 78384
1964 Chevrolet Chevelle
1964 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 80617
1965 Chevrolet Corvair
1965 Chevrolet Corvair
views: 49938
1965 Chevrolet Biscayne
1965 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 24445
1965 Chevrolet Bel Air
1965 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 20188
1965 Chevrolet Nova
1965 Chevrolet Nova
views: 56382
1965 Chevrolet Impala
1965 Chevrolet Impala
views: 165444
1965 Chevrolet Chevelle
1965 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 68827
1965 Chevrolet Malibu
1965 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 41470
1965 Chevrolet Corvette
1965 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 59619
1966 Chevrolet Malibu
1966 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 34257
1966 Chevrolet C10
1966 Chevrolet C10
views: 114281
1966 Chevrolet Nova
1966 Chevrolet Nova
views: 84009
1966 Chevrolet Corvette
1966 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 40622
1966 Chevrolet C20
1966 Chevrolet C20
views: 45929
1966 Chevrolet Biscayne
1966 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 26982
1966 Chevrolet Chevelle
1966 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 99417
1966 Chevrolet Bel Air
1966 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 26050
1966 Chevrolet Caprice
1966 Chevrolet Caprice
views: 50863
1966 Chevrolet Impala
1966 Chevrolet Impala
views: 180873
1967 Chevrolet C20
1967 Chevrolet C20
views: 24955
1967 Chevrolet Bel Air
1967 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 38398
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 117204
1967 Chevrolet Biscayne
1967 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 26100
1967 Chevrolet Camaro
1967 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 144128
1967 Chevrolet C10
1967 Chevrolet C10
views: 102822
1967 Chevrolet Malibu
1967 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 22686
1967 Chevrolet Corvette
1967 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 48197
1967 Chevrolet Impala
1967 Chevrolet Impala
views: 228306
1967 Chevrolet Nova
1967 Chevrolet Nova
views: 73447
1968 Chevrolet Malibu
1968 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 22452
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 139281
1968 Chevrolet C20
1968 Chevrolet C20
views: 42310
1968 Chevrolet C10
1968 Chevrolet C10
views: 98732
1968 Chevrolet Impala
1968 Chevrolet Impala
views: 121799
1968 Chevrolet Caprice
1968 Chevrolet Caprice
views: 29365
1968 Chevrolet Chevelle
1968 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 93319
1968 Chevrolet Corvette
1968 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 43256
1968 Chevrolet Suburban
1968 Chevrolet Suburban
views: 17941
1968 Chevrolet Nova
1968 Chevrolet Nova
views: 58823
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 152227
1969 Chevrolet Nova
1969 Chevrolet Nova
views: 87133
1969 Chevrolet Camaro
1969 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 252121
1969 Chevrolet C10
1969 Chevrolet C10
views: 129733
1969 Chevrolet Blazer
1969 Chevrolet Blazer
views: 16253
1969 Chevrolet Impala
1969 Chevrolet Impala
views: 83483
1969 Chevrolet C20
1969 Chevrolet C20
views: 46837
1969 Chevrolet Corvette
1969 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 32833
1969 Chevrolet Malibu
1969 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 24660
1970 Chevrolet Camaro
1970 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 62547
1970 Chevrolet Nova
1970 Chevrolet Nova
views: 88705
1970 Chevrolet C10
1970 Chevrolet C10
views: 99118
1970 Chevrolet Corvette
1970 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 29600
1970 Chevrolet C20
1970 Chevrolet C20
views: 41817
1970 Chevrolet Blazer
1970 Chevrolet Blazer
views: 13184
1970 Chevrolet Impala
1970 Chevrolet Impala
views: 70519
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 152948
1970 Chevrolet Malibu
1970 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 13794
1971 Chevrolet C20
1971 Chevrolet C20
views: 32256
1971 Chevrolet C10
1971 Chevrolet C10
views: 90908
1971 Chevrolet Camaro
1971 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 34817
1971 Chevrolet Malibu
1971 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 15934
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 58390
1971 Chevrolet Nova
1971 Chevrolet Nova
views: 32977
1972 Chevrolet Camaro
1972 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 38892
1972 Chevrolet C10
1972 Chevrolet C10
views: 103094
1972 Chevrolet C20
1972 Chevrolet C20
views: 53900
1973 Chevrolet Camaro
1973 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 25549
1974 Chevrolet Camaro
1974 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 21991
1975 Chevrolet Camaro
1975 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 29514
1976 Chevrolet Camaro
1976 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 24818
1977 Chevrolet Camaro
1977 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 30046
1978 Chevrolet Nova
1978 Chevrolet Nova
views: 21237
1978 Chevrolet Camaro
1978 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 35657
1979 Chevrolet Camaro
1979 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 33961
1980 Chevrolet Camaro
1980 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 65993
1982 Chevrolet Corvette
1982 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 28967
   
 

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