Brief History About Chevrolet
Chevrolet (a division of General Motors) was founded in 1911 in the USA by Louis Chevrolet (race driver), William C. Durant (Founder of General Motors) and a number of investors.
The first car to be produced was the Series C Classic Six in 1913 and shown at the New York Auto Show. Chevrolet competed with Ford and Plymouth/Dodge as a popular peoples car maker and was well priced.
In 1929 Chevrolet introduced the ‘Stove-bolt’ overhead-valve inline six-cylinder engine and later Standard Six engine, while Ford were still offering flathead four engines. They also started to be more creative and offered many styling details on their cars.
During WW2 like many auto makers at the time, the factories stopped car production and produced components and items needed for the war effort.
With successful sales, Chevrolet wanted to compete with the worlds sports car market and built the Corvette in 1953 with a fibre-glass body and the Six engine, which was replaced with a V8 when they introduced the now well known Chevy small block V8 in 1955, which was followed by the addition of a fuel injection system in 1957.
During the 60’s and 70’s Chevrolet produced a wide range of vehicles and introduced the Camaro in 1967 to compete against the Ford Mustang. In the 80’s and 90’s, carbs faded out and improved fuel injection systems and engine management systems were added.
During the new millennium Chevrolet (mostly associated as being a USA brand) have made more efforts to expanded its operations throughout the world.