A Century of Chevrolet

Chevrolet is a truly remarkable company to make it through the recent recession, let alone every struggle through the last hundred years.   Founded in 1911, Chevy has seen years of innovation and change.  Here is a brief history.

1911 – Founded by William Durant and Louis Chevrolet.

1913 – Durant adopts the iconic logo.

1953 – Introduction of the Corvette, which was the first mass produced sports car. 300 were produced around $3,500 each.

1955 – Introduction of the infamous small-block V8 engine.

1967 – Introduction of the Camaro.

2007 – The first electric concept car by a major manufacturer is introduced… The Chevrolet Volt.

2011 – Chevrolet rebounds after GM’s bankruptcy and sells 2.35 million cars in the first half of the year, a new record.

It seems as if Chevrolet is gaining strength for another century long drive.

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