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History of Chevrolet

Chevrolet was founded in Detroit, in November 1911, by Louis Chevrolet, a race car driver, and General Motors founder William C. “Billy” Durant. They combine their knowledge of cars and business to develop cars that quickly earned reputations for performance, durability and value.

It all started on November 3, 1911 when Chevrolet Motor Company of Michigan became incorporated. Although the Chevrolet Motor Company was founded in Detroit, the first Chevy factory was actually built nearby, at the corner of Wilcox and Kearsley Street in Flint, Michigan.

Chevrolet was well known and had a reputation for being a daring driver. He set the land speed record in 1905 after reaching speeds of 111 mph. Chevrolet himself was a Swiss race car driver who also happened to be an engineer,

In Chevy’s first production year, 1912, the price for their models was $2,150, a lot of money during the early days of automobile manufacturing. In 1913, the Chevrolet bowtie logo was created. It was first used in 1914, on the H Series Baby Grand, the Royal Mail, and the Light Six L Series.
In 1916, Chevy manufacturing had grown to 70,000 units and 125,882 units the following year. In 1918, Chevrolet introduces its first truck, based on the Model 490 car chassis.

On May 2, 1918, General Motors Corporation (GM), which will become the world’s largest automotive firm, acquires Chevrolet Motor Company.

Chevrolet died in 1941 at the age of 63. With the car like 1953 Corvette, 1955 Bel Air Sport Coupe, 1969 Camaro, 1970 El Camino SS, 1970 Chevelle SS, and countless others, the brand is recognized around the world for its American ingenuity, quality, and innovation.
History of Chevrolet

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