Chevrolet, also known as Chevy, was founded by race car driver Louis Chevrolet and ousted GM founder William C. Durant on November 3, 1911. General Motors acquired Chevrolet in 1918.
Legend has it the Chevrolet bow tie logo was introduced by Durant in late 1913 when, as a world traveler in 1908, he saw the pattern as a wallpaper design in a French hotel. But as legends go, some report Durant first saw it in a newspaper, while he and his wife vacationed in Hot Springs, Virginia around 1912. Or yet another possibility was a knock off copy of Coalettes brand coal. What’s your theory?
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The Chevrolet Bel Air was produced by the Chevrolet division of GM for the 1950 through 1975 model years.
Named after a show car displayed at the 1955 GM Motorama, the Chevy Biscayne was one of the least expensive models in their full-size cars.
The Chevy Camaro was designed as a direct competitive model to the Ford Mustang announced with great fanfair to the public in June.
The Caprice is a full-size Chevy produced in North America from 1965 through 1996.
The Chevy Cavalier, a variant of GM’s “J-cars,” was produced for model years 1982 through 2005.
Chevelle / Malibu
The Chevelle was one of Chevrolet’s most successful models. The Malibu, replaced the Chevelle model for the 1978 models.
Corvair / Monza
The Monza model was only produced from 1975 – 1980 while the Corvair had only a slightly longer life from 1960 – 1969.
The Delray debuted in 1954 as an optional trim package on the mid-range 210 series then became a series of it’s own in 1958.
The El Camino was designed to compete directly with its rival, the Ford Ranchero.
The Chevy Impala was one of Chevrolet’s most expensive passenger models and dominated during the era of full sized automobiles.
The Monte Carlo was introduced in 1970 as a 2-door coupe remaining such throughout its history.
The Chevy Nova (Chevy II) was produced in five generations for the 1962 through 1979, and 1985 through 1988 years.
The Vega was produced between 1970 and 1977.
Special Chevys don’t fit any other category. But they are still a Chevrolet, such as the Fleetline, Aerosedan, and Special Deluxe.
Chevy Parts Cars — frame, engine, trim, and body but not the whole car.