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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: 13651
1946 Chevrolet 3100
1946 Chevrolet 3100
views: 35924
1947 Chevrolet 3100
1947 Chevrolet 3100
views: 26150
1948 Chevrolet 3100
1948 Chevrolet 3100
views: 41417
1949 Chevrolet 3100
1949 Chevrolet 3100
views: 65225
1950 Chevrolet 3100
1950 Chevrolet 3100
views: 113090
1953 Chevrolet 210
1953 Chevrolet 210
views: 22745
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 12164
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 38864
1953 Chevrolet 150
1953 Chevrolet 150
views: 14889
1954 Chevrolet Corvette
1954 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 14096
1954 Chevrolet 150
1954 Chevrolet 150
views: 12474
1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 32107
1954 Chevrolet 210
1954 Chevrolet 210
views: 25433
1955 Chevrolet 210
1955 Chevrolet 210
views: 25249
1955 Chevrolet Corvette
1955 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 16870
1955 Chevrolet 150
1955 Chevrolet 150
views: 16471
1955 Chevrolet Nomad
1955 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 21449
1955 Chevrolet Cameo
1955 Chevrolet Cameo
views: 19059
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 75315
1956 Chevrolet Corvette
1956 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 22111
1956 Chevrolet Nomad
1956 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 21234
1956 Chevrolet 150
1956 Chevrolet 150
views: 15795
1956 Chevrolet 210
1956 Chevrolet 210
views: 22083
1956 Chevrolet El Morocco
1956 Chevrolet El Morocco
views: 11652
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 67755
1956 Chevrolet Cameo
1956 Chevrolet Cameo
views: 18581
1957 Chevrolet El Morocco
1957 Chevrolet El Morocco
views: 15695
1957 Chevrolet Nomad
1957 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 24350
1957 Chevrolet 150
1957 Chevrolet 150
views: 20825
1957 Chevrolet Corvette
1957 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 28039
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 186684
1957 Chevrolet Cameo
1957 Chevrolet Cameo
views: 23403
1957 Chevrolet 210
1957 Chevrolet 210
views: 24112
1958 Chevrolet Cameo
1958 Chevrolet Cameo
views: 20337
1958 Chevrolet Corvette
1958 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 27195
1958 Chevrolet Nomad
1958 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 21138
1958 Chevrolet Impala
1958 Chevrolet Impala
views: 83187
1958 Chevrolet Brookwood
1958 Chevrolet Brookwood
views: 16268
1958 Chevrolet Bel Air
1958 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 29633
1958 Chevrolet Biscayne
1958 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 24301
1958 Chevrolet Yeoman
1958 Chevrolet Yeoman
views: 19543
1959 Chevrolet Kingswood
1959 Chevrolet Kingswood
views: 11763
1959 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
1959 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
views: 16621
1959 Chevrolet Parkwood
1959 Chevrolet Parkwood
views: 12006
1959 Chevrolet Apache
1959 Chevrolet Apache
views: 42238
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 31660
1959 Chevrolet El Camino
1959 Chevrolet El Camino
views: 23066
1959 Chevrolet Nomad
1959 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 17101
1959 Chevrolet Impala
1959 Chevrolet Impala
views: 90162
1959 Chevrolet Corvette
1959 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 26032
1959 Chevrolet Biscayne
1959 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 23966
1959 Chevrolet Brookwood
1959 Chevrolet Brookwood
views: 14367
1960 Chevrolet Corvair
1960 Chevrolet Corvair
views: 21347
1960 Chevrolet El Camino
1960 Chevrolet El Camino
views: 20805
1960 Chevrolet Corvette
1960 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 25705
1960 Chevrolet Bel Air
1960 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 39070
1960 Chevrolet Brookwood
1960 Chevrolet Brookwood
views: 16914
1960 Chevrolet Nomad
1960 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 15153
1960 Chevrolet Impala
1960 Chevrolet Impala
views: 88437
1960 Chevrolet Kingswood
1960 Chevrolet Kingswood
views: 9733
1960 Chevrolet Parkwood
1960 Chevrolet Parkwood
views: 10855
1960 Chevrolet Biscayne
1960 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 31620
1961 Chevrolet Corvair
1961 Chevrolet Corvair
views: 32666
1961 Chevrolet Nomad
1961 Chevrolet Nomad
views: 14048
1961 Chevrolet Parkwood
1961 Chevrolet Parkwood
views: 12920
1961 Chevrolet Biscayne
1961 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 27987
1961 Chevrolet Corvette
1961 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 27005
1961 Chevrolet Brookwood
1961 Chevrolet Brookwood
views: 12081
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 45739
1961 Chevrolet Impala
1961 Chevrolet Impala
views: 110684
1962 Chevrolet Corvette
1962 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 27248
1962 Chevrolet Bel Air
1962 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 41052
1962 Chevrolet Biscayne
1962 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 25638
1962 Chevrolet Impala
1962 Chevrolet Impala
views: 147237
1962 Chevrolet Corvair
1962 Chevrolet Corvair
views: 27937
1962 Chevrolet Nova
1962 Chevrolet Nova
views: 49250
1963 Chevrolet C10
1963 Chevrolet C10
views: 80860
1963 Chevrolet Impala
1963 Chevrolet Impala
views: 156430
1963 Chevrolet Bel Air
1963 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 35761
1963 Chevrolet Corvair
1963 Chevrolet Corvair
views: 37627
1963 Chevrolet Corvette
1963 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 40826
1963 Chevrolet Biscayne
1963 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 32845
1963 Chevrolet C20
1963 Chevrolet C20
views: 29642
1963 Chevrolet Nova
1963 Chevrolet Nova
views: 83040
1964 Chevrolet Nova
1964 Chevrolet Nova
views: 77456
1964 Chevrolet Malibu
1964 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 23458
1964 Chevrolet Impala
1964 Chevrolet Impala
views: 237636
1964 Chevrolet Bel Air
1964 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 27256
1964 Chevrolet Corvair
1964 Chevrolet Corvair
views: 54763
1964 Chevrolet Chevelle
1964 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 79625
1964 Chevrolet Biscayne
1964 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 31559
1964 Chevrolet Corvette
1964 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 33436
1965 Chevrolet Corvair
1965 Chevrolet Corvair
views: 49119
1965 Chevrolet Corvette
1965 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 58583
1965 Chevrolet Nova
1965 Chevrolet Nova
views: 55795
1965 Chevrolet Biscayne
1965 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 24266
1965 Chevrolet Malibu
1965 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 40776
1965 Chevrolet Chevelle
1965 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 67842
1965 Chevrolet Impala
1965 Chevrolet Impala
views: 163985
1965 Chevrolet Bel Air
1965 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 19978
1966 Chevrolet C10
1966 Chevrolet C10
views: 111842
1966 Chevrolet Corvette
1966 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 40004
1966 Chevrolet Impala
1966 Chevrolet Impala
views: 178793
1966 Chevrolet Biscayne
1966 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 26710
1966 Chevrolet Chevelle
1966 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 97825
1966 Chevrolet Caprice
1966 Chevrolet Caprice
views: 50220
1966 Chevrolet Malibu
1966 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 33763
1966 Chevrolet Bel Air
1966 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 25748
1966 Chevrolet Nova
1966 Chevrolet Nova
views: 82983
1966 Chevrolet C20
1966 Chevrolet C20
views: 45418
1967 Chevrolet Nova
1967 Chevrolet Nova
views: 72596
1967 Chevrolet Biscayne
1967 Chevrolet Biscayne
views: 25822
1967 Chevrolet Corvette
1967 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 47293
1967 Chevrolet C20
1967 Chevrolet C20
views: 24565
1967 Chevrolet C10
1967 Chevrolet C10
views: 101352
1967 Chevrolet Malibu
1967 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 22364
1967 Chevrolet Impala
1967 Chevrolet Impala
views: 225313
1967 Chevrolet Bel Air
1967 Chevrolet Bel Air
views: 38124
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 115881
1967 Chevrolet Camaro
1967 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 142779
1968 Chevrolet Suburban
1968 Chevrolet Suburban
views: 17738
1968 Chevrolet Malibu
1968 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 22174
1968 Chevrolet Caprice
1968 Chevrolet Caprice
views: 29022
1968 Chevrolet Corvette
1968 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 42406
1968 Chevrolet Chevelle
1968 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 92005
1968 Chevrolet Impala
1968 Chevrolet Impala
views: 120260
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 137398
1968 Chevrolet Nova
1968 Chevrolet Nova
views: 58149
1968 Chevrolet C20
1968 Chevrolet C20
views: 41761
1968 Chevrolet C10
1968 Chevrolet C10
views: 97276
1969 Chevrolet C10
1969 Chevrolet C10
views: 127639
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 150225
1969 Chevrolet Nova
1969 Chevrolet Nova
views: 86103
1969 Chevrolet Blazer
1969 Chevrolet Blazer
views: 16056
1969 Chevrolet Malibu
1969 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 24296
1969 Chevrolet Impala
1969 Chevrolet Impala
views: 82313
1969 Chevrolet Camaro
1969 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 249105
1969 Chevrolet Corvette
1969 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 32337
1969 Chevrolet C20
1969 Chevrolet C20
views: 46019
1970 Chevrolet Corvette
1970 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 29041
1970 Chevrolet Blazer
1970 Chevrolet Blazer
views: 13040
1970 Chevrolet C10
1970 Chevrolet C10
views: 97636
1970 Chevrolet Nova
1970 Chevrolet Nova
views: 87717
1970 Chevrolet C20
1970 Chevrolet C20
views: 41089
1970 Chevrolet Impala
1970 Chevrolet Impala
views: 69556
1970 Chevrolet Camaro
1970 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 61771
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 150659
1970 Chevrolet Malibu
1970 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 13663
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
views: 57873
1971 Chevrolet C20
1971 Chevrolet C20
views: 31627
1971 Chevrolet Nova
1971 Chevrolet Nova
views: 32756
1971 Chevrolet Camaro
1971 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 34496
1971 Chevrolet C10
1971 Chevrolet C10
views: 89340
1971 Chevrolet Malibu
1971 Chevrolet Malibu
views: 15729
1972 Chevrolet C20
1972 Chevrolet C20
views: 53002
1972 Chevrolet C10
1972 Chevrolet C10
views: 100971
1972 Chevrolet Camaro
1972 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 38532
1973 Chevrolet Camaro
1973 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 25348
1974 Chevrolet Camaro
1974 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 21826
1975 Chevrolet Camaro
1975 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 29300
1976 Chevrolet Camaro
1976 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 24589
1977 Chevrolet Camaro
1977 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 29732
1978 Chevrolet Camaro
1978 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 35436
1978 Chevrolet Nova
1978 Chevrolet Nova
views: 21112
1979 Chevrolet Camaro
1979 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 33688
1980 Chevrolet Camaro
1980 Chevrolet Camaro
views: 65013
1982 Chevrolet Corvette
1982 Chevrolet Corvette
views: 28780
   
 

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