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Chevrolet, (Chevy or Chev), is an American automobile manufacturer founded in 1911. Chevrolet is a predominant global marque of General Motors (GM).
Chevrolet overtook Henry Ford’s Model T as the best-selling car in the United States by 1929.
Chevrolet, Chevy or Chev is used at times as a synonym for General Motors or its products, one example being the GM LS ,the Chevrolet small-block engine.
Chevrolet enters a variety of cars in sporting events around the world and is particularly well known in NASCAR, Indycar, and the FIA World Touring Car Championship.
The Corvette, known colloquially as the Vette, has been produced through seven generations. The first model, a two-seater convertible sports car with a fiberglass body, was introduced in 1953.The car is named after the type of small, maneuverable warship called a corvette.
Tri-Five refers to the 1955-1957 Chevrolet automobiles, in particular, the Bel Air, 150, 210 and Nomad. All featured a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout.
The first Corvette coupé – the Sting Ray – was introduced in 1963. Dramatic changes in refinement and style made this car more competitive with European sports cars of the time. When the Stingray debuted, Zora Arkus-Duntov, one of the key creators of the Corvette, is claimed to have said “For the first time, I now have a Corvette I can be proud to drive in Europe”. Convertible models quickly followed. The inspiration for this design was the streamlined shape of a Mako Shark.
During the 1960s and early 1970s, the standard Chevrolet, particularly the deluxe Impala series, became one of America’s bestselling lines of automobiles in history. In 1963 one out of every ten cars sold in the United States was a Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet Camaro has been produced through five generations (1967-2002) (2010-present). Originally designated as a pony car, some versions also were classified as muscle cars and sports cars.
Super Sport, or SS, is the signature performance option package offered by Chevrolet on a limited number of its vehicles. The package was first made available for the 1961 Impala. Other models bearing the SS badge include the Camaro, Chevelle, El Camino, Monte Carlo, and Nova.