• 1911- William Durant started the Chevrolet motor company in Detriot.
  • William Durant's design was bought by Louis Chevrolet for $2150
  • First car produced was the "Baby grand"
  • 1916- William Durant takes over General Motors
  • 1918- General Motors purchases Chevrolet
  • 1923- Introduces "copper cooled engine"
  • 1925- Chevy introdues the "Superior" which only differed from competitors by its wheels and was sold for $650
  • 1930- Introduced V-grills , hydralics brakes, and column shifts
  • 1935- Chevy introduces Suburban Carryall, an 8 seating truck
  • 1950 -Introduced 2 speed fully automatic transmission
  • 1954 -Introduces small block V-8 engine on trucks
  • 1959 -Introduces Corvair
  • 1967 -Introduces F-body Camaro
  • 1976 - Chevy downsizes models
  • 1988 -Introduces Geo line of veicles
  • 2001 -Cruze is introduced in Japan
  • 2002 -Corvette celebrates 50 years
Home | Models | History | Works Cited | Reflection
Send comments to Mitch. Last modified on January 22, 2009. All rights reserved. Copyright 2008