Chevy Facts

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    Early History

    • Louis Chevrolet (in the dark suit).

      Chevrolet Motor Co. was founded in 1911 by Louis Chevrolet, a race car driver, and William Durant, a former General Motors executive. In 1912, the company introduced its first vehicle called the "Classic Six."

    General Motors

    • General Motors logo.

      After Chevrolet Motor Co. became successful, Louis Chevrolet left the company and sold his interest to William Durant. Durant soon formed a partnership with General Motors and Chevrolet became a subsidiary of GM in 1918.

    Notable Models

    • Introducing the 1953 Chevrolet corvette.

      Since Chevrolet was formed in 1911, the company has introduced a number of important vehicles. Some of the most notable are the corvette, the camaro and the silverado truck series.

    Bankruptcy

    • GM ran out of gas.

      In 2009, General Motors filed bankruptcy because of poor sales, a troublesome economy and mismanagement. Chevrolet emerged as one of the core brands to take the company into the future.

    Big Loss

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