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Louis Chevrolet
Louis Chevrolet William C. Durant
William C. Durant

This page began as a few Chevy photos, but has now expanded to more content. plus we added some more pages to contain all the Chevy pictures. Chevrolet colloquially referred to as Chevy is a division of General Motors

At some time in February, 1911, after the racing team for Buick was disbanded, William C. Durant contacted Louis Chevrolet who was a distinguished race car driver, and asked his help in designing a new car to introduce to the general public. Although he hadn't yet fashioned a company to build it. Durant knew Chevrolet had ambitions of building his own car, and since the name Chevrolet was well established in motor car racing Durant felt he was just the man to get the job dine. By sponsoring Chevrolet in building his own car complete a "Chevrolet" nameplate, Durant quickly got the research and development finished on a new automobile, a fast race about, although more importantly it promoted the name of "Chevrolet".

Louis Chevrolet employed Etienne Planche an engineer from France to assist him, Chevrolet had known Planche from his days in Brooklyn with the Walter, Planche had also designed and engineered the Roebling-Planche (precursor to the Mercer). Also assisting them was a mechanic and machinist named Henry Winterholf whom Louis Chevrolet had met while he was working with the Racing Team at Buick.

In March 13, 1911, in Detroit Michigan, Louis Chevrolet rented the second floor over D.M. Schulte and Sons Garage located on Grand River Ave. to begin the design of his first Chevrolet automobile. Suspicions were that Durant funded the operation, employing Louis Chevrolet as a independent contractor. There have never been any documentation found in any Michigan records showing any such company being founded up by either Durant or Chevrolet. The Flint Daily Journal leaked some news on May 30, 1911 of the upcoming Chevrolet automobile by Durant. The following day, on May 31, the Flint Daily Journals headline stated "Little Is Manager" and announced that Bill Little was going to be in charge of Chevrolet operations. it was Bill Little who was the former Buick plant manager and not only did he understand how important it was to build low, medium price, and high end automobiles, but exactly how go about it. Flint Michigan's businessmen along with the Flint board of commerce sought after the Durant Chevrolet Company to locate in their town, and not in Detroit according to an article in the Flint Daily Journal June 2, 1911. Durant along with banker A.G. Bishop agreed to locate a factory within Flint along with a partnership with A.C. Mason to build the engines to install in the Chevrolet company in the future during the first part of August.

A Glimpse of Chevrolet Motor Cars from the 70s to Now

 A period of new challenges along with great changes occurred during the 70's which is reflected in the Chevy photos on this page. Chevrolet colloquially referred to as Chevy is a division of General Motors. Concerns over the environment, heated up while prices and competition from foreign countries led to an unparalleled downsizing of vehicles all across GM's lines. It became the most massive reengineering program ever attempted in the auto industry, bringing in a new era of lighter, more fuel-efficient and aerodynamic vehicles.

During 1971, GM began to pioneer engines that were able to run on unleaded gasoline. Two years subsequent, GM was the first manufacturer to provide an air bag on a mass produced automobile. During 1974, GM introduced catalytic converter a major step in cutting emissions. This technology, which GM shared, is still in use by the entire automobile industry.

However storm clouds were gathering on the horizon. However, fully recovered from the World War II, devastation, both Japan and Germany began exporting their cars to the United States. in greater numbers, while fuel price shocks at the pump sparked increased interest among consumers for these new, increased fuel-efficiency autos.

GM dashed to create smaller vehicles also, however GM had been too big and too successful too long to easily switch direction, and the undisputed dominance by GM in the U.S. market started eroding.

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A lease for 2 years was negotiated July 15, 1911. Subsequently Little moved the operations into the former building of the Corcoran Light Co. he had leased which was located on West Grand Blvd in the City of Detroit. The Flint Daily Journal of July 15, 1911 heading read: "Chevrolet Company. to Start Up In Detroit - Secures a Lease on Temporary Basis". The journal quoted Bill Little as saying: "I am organizing this new company while Mr. Durant is helping me all the way. Researchers have yet to find any formal kind of documentation that a Chevrolet Motor Car Company ever legally existed in Michigan commerce records and no proof of Mr. Little conducting business using a DBA as The Chevrolet Motor Car Company or any similar name. Among the names listed on the company payroll were those of Louis Chevrolet, Henry Winterholf and Etienne Planche .

Early Chevrolet Factory in Flint Michigan

Chevy or Chevrolet is manufactured by General Motors (GM), Chevrolet was acquired by General Motors in 1917. During the 1920s, they positioned the Chevrolet line to market mainstream automobiles to compete directly against the Model T Ford, Chevrolet continues on with this position today the highest-selling brand of General Motors to the current day, and "Chevrolet" or "Chevy" in essence synonymous with GM at times. See the Book about Chevrolet Photography

Chevrolet in the 2000's

The Chevrolet electric powered Volt is leading Chevrolet on to its second 100 years and is redefining the meaning of car. As the first off-the-rack electric vehicle in the world featuring a gasoline-power extended range, delivering around 380 miles of total driving range. What this means is Volt delivers all the advantages of an electric automobile without the range constraints associated with other types of electric vehicles available in the marketplace. Expanding the performance boundaries along with efficiency is redefining the meaning of a what a and epitomizes the Chevrolet heritage of providing value when introducing advanced technology.

The same forward-thinking philosophy that developed Volt from conception to production has also produced the Cruze and Equinox, whose values are confirmed by analytical praise, recommendations by third parties and the ever growing array of customers new to Chevrolet. Similarly, the Corvette and Camaro continue on in a sixty year heritage of delivering high-performance values, along with the latest technology to sports cars that are affordable. On the utility vehicle side, Silverado is providing the most capability in the lengthy history of Chevrolet trucks, with even more capability and efficiency coming in the future. These vehicles were created with an reflection on Chevrolet’s past, assuring they remain true to the commitment of the brand to provide added technology to additional people.

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Historical Chevrolets

Chevrolet Series H (1914-1916)

<b>1911 Experimental Chevrolet</b>
1911 Experimental Chevrolet
<b>1912 Chevrolet</b>
1912 Chevrolet
<b>1913 Chevrolet</b>
1913 Chevrolet
<b>1914 Chevrolet</b>
1914 Chevrolet
<b>1915 Chevrolet</b>
1915 Chevrolet
<b>1916 Chevrolet</b>
1916 Chevrolet
In 1914 the Series H debuted with the H-2 Royal Mail Roadster and the H-4 5-seater Baby Grand Touring model, both with a 104 inch wheelbase. In 1915, all Series H models got a longer 106 in (2,692 mm) wheelbase and larger brakes, and an electric starter was now standard.

Chevrolet FA Series (1912-1922)

<b>1917 Chevrolet</b><br> Model D V-8 - Notice the larger cowell and smaller headlights
1917 Chevrolet
<b>1918 Chevrolet</b>
1918 Chevrolet
<b>1919 Chevrolet</b>
1919 Chevrolet
<b>1920 Chevrolet</b>
1920 Chevrolet
<b>1921 Chevrolet</b>
1921 Chevrolet
<b>1922 Chevrolet</b>
1922 Chevrolet
Chevrolet FA series was built from 1917–1918, It was a substitution of the Series F, while the Chevrolet FB series was produced from 1919 to 1922.

Chevrolet Superior (1923-1927)

<b>1923 Chevrolet</b>
1923 Chevrolet
<b>1924 Chevrolet</b>
1924 Chevrolet
1925 Chevrolet Series K Touring
1925 Chevrolet Series K Touring-
The Chevrolet Superior was announced in 1923, and manufactured for four years with a different series every year. The 1923 model was called the Series B, the 1924 model was labeled the Series F, for 1925 it was dubbed the Series K and the 1926 Superior was the Series V. It was suspended in 1927 by the Series AA Capitol.

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Chevrolet (1927-1933)

<b>1927 Chevrolet</b>
1927 Chevrolet
<b>1929 Chevrolet
1929 Chevrolet
<b>1930 Chevrolet
1930 Chevrolet Coupe
<b>1931 Chevrolet
1931 Chevrolet Roadster
<b>1931 Chevrolet
1931 Chevrolet Roadster
<b>1931 Chevrolet
1931 Chevrolet Coupe
<b>1931 Chevrolet Coupe
1931 Chevrolet Coupe
<b>1931 Chevrolet Coupe
1931 Chevrolet Coupe
<b>1932 Chevrolet Sedan</b>
1932 Chevy Sedan
<b>1932 Chevrolet at the Perano Garage</b>
1932 Chevrolet Coupe
<b>1933 Chevrolet
1933 Chevy Sedan
Chevrolet ran through many model designations during these years which included; Chevrolet Series AA, produced by Chevrolet in 1927. Announced in the year Ford transformed from the Model T to the Model A's, Chevrolet Series AB National produced in 1928 to replace the AA Capitol 1927, Chevrolet Series AC International manufactured in 1929 to succeed the 1928 Series AB National, Chevrolet Series AD Universal began selling in 1930, Chevrolet Series AE Independence, made by Chevrolet in 1931 to succeed the 1930 Series AD Universal, Chevrolet Series BA Confederate fabricated by Chevrolet in 1932 to supplant the 1931 Series AE Independence, The Chevrolet Eagle Series CA fabricated by Chevrolet in 1933 to succeed the 1932 Series BA Confederate, The Eagle was created early in the 1933 model year when it was joined by the less expensive Mercury later during 1933 the name of the Eagle name was changed to Master to give Chevrolet a two-car range, and the first run through in ten years they made two models on various wheelbases. The Mercury was also labeled the Standard series.

Master / Master Deluxe (1933-1942)

<b>1933 Chevrolet Sedan</b><br>Lincoln Center Car Show
1933 Chevy Sedan
<b>1933 Chevrolet Master Eagle</b><br>3-window sports rumbleseat coupe - It was powered by an overhead valve straight 6 cylinder motor and a 3 speed manual
1933 Chevy Coupe
<b>1934 Chevrolet Sedan</b>
1934 Chevy DC Standard Coach
<b>1935 Chevrolet Suburban</b><br>These share the front sheet metal and frames of the 1/2 ton pickup models of the same year, but featured all-metal wagon bodies
1935 Chevrolet Surburban
<b>1936 Chevrolet 4 door touring Sedan</b>
1936 Chevy 4 Door Touring Sedan
<b>1937 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe 4 door sedan</b><br>The 1937 Chevrolet | 216.5 cubic inch inline six that developed 85 horses radio, clock, and heater,
1937 Chevy Touring Sedan
<b>1937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe</b><br>2 Door Sedan - Lincoln Center Car Show
1936 Chevy Touring Sedan
<b>1937 Chevrolet</b><br>2 Door Sedan - Lincoln Center Car Show
1937 Chevy Master
<b>1938 Chevrolet Master Convertible</b><br>The 1938 Chevrolet got a restyled grille. The vents along the sides of the hood were also restyled.
1938 Chevy Master Convertable
<b>1939 Chevrolet Deluxe 4 Door Sedan</b><br>The Master Deluxe was the top of the line The
1939 Chevy Deluce Touring Sedan
<b>1939 Chevy Deluce Touring Sedan</b><br>O'Connor Woods Assisted Living Hot August days Car Show - Check out those drive-in speakers
1939 Chevy Deluce Touring Sedan
<b>1940 Chevrolet Master Business Coupe</b><br>All 1940 Chevys rode on a 113" wheelbase.| optional dual windshield wipers
1940 Chevy Master Business Coupe
The Chevrolet Master and Master Deluxe were produced by Chevrolet from 1933 through 1942 to replace the dated 1933 Eagle. It was the more costly model in the Chevrolet lineup at that time, with the Mercury and Standard offering a less expensive and smaller lineup from 1933 to 1937. From 1940 a more costly version in based upon the Master Deluxe was announced called the Special Deluxe.

Chevrolet Deluxe (1941-1952)

The Chevrolet Deluxe was a trim line of Chevrolet automobiles, marketed from 1941 to 1952, and was the volume sales leader for the market during the 1940s. The line included, at first a 4-door sedan, but grew to include a fastback 2-door "aerosedan" and other body styles. The 1941 Chevrolet was the first generation that didn't share a common appearance with Chevrolet trucks, while the Chevrolet AK Series truck did share common internal components. The original series ran from 1941 to 1948, after which a new body style was introduced for 1949, running through 1952. During the post-war years and continuing through the early 1950s, the Deluxe range was Chevrolet's sales leader,

Chevrolet Fleetline / Fleetmaster (1941-1953)

The Fleetline was produced by Chevrolet from 1941 to 1952. From 1946 to 1948 it was a sub-series of the Chevrolet Fleetmaster rather than a series in its own right and from 1949 to 1951 it was a sub-series of both the Chevrolet Special and the Chevrolet Deluxe. In its final year it was offered only as a sub-series of the latter. The Fleetline was introduced late in the 1941 model year as a four-door sedan. In 1942, a fastback two-door "Aerosedan" was also offered. In 1947, the Fleetline made up 71.26% of Chevrolet's sales. For the years' 1949 through 1952 models, the fastback was the only one offered, and Chevrolet dropped the Fleetline for 1953

The Fleetmaster is an automobile which was produced by Chevrolet for the 1946, 1947 and 1948 model years. The Fleetmaster series included the Fleetline sub-series which was offered only in 2-door and 4-door "fastback" bodystyles

Chevrolet Stylemaster (1945-1948)

Stylemaster was produced by Chevrolet for the 1946, 1947 and 1948 model years. The Series DJ Stylemaster was introduced as the base trim level model in the 1946 Chevrolet range, along with the top level Series DK Chevrolet Fleetmaster. The Stylemaster, which was essentially an updated 1942 Chevrolet Master Deluxe,
<b>1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Business Coupe</b>.The Special Deluxe was the top of the line Chevy in 1941.
1941 Chevy De Luxe Business Coupe
<b>1942 Chevrolet Fleetline 4 Door Sedan</b>
1942 Chevy Fleetline 4 door Sedan
<b>1943 Chevrolet Fleetmaster</b>
1943 Chevrolet Fleetmaster
<b>1946 Chevrolet</b>
1946 Chevrolet
<b>1947 Chevrolet Fleetline</b>
1947 Chevrolet Fleetline
<b>1948 Chevrolet Fleetline 4 Door Sedan</b>
1948 Chevrolet Fleetline
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Fastback</b>.The 1949 Chevy came with a 216.5 cubic inch, 92hp inline six cylinder engine as standard equipment.
1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Fastback
1950 Chevrolet Deluxe 4 door sedan</b> - This 1950 Chevy Styleline DeLuxe had rear fender skirts and rear chrome stone guards as standard equipment.
1950 Chevrolet Deluxe 4 door sedan
1951 Chevrolet
1951 Chevrolet
1952 Chevrolet
1952 Chevrolet
The Chevrolet Fleetline was manufactured from 1941 through 1952. From 1946 to 1948 it became a sub-series of the Fleetmaster as opposed to series of its own and from 1949 to 1951 it became a sub-series of both the Special and the Deluxe.

In 1941, The Fleetline was announced late in the model year as a four-door sedan. In 1942, an two-door "Aerosedan" fast back was also available. In 1947, the Fleetline was 71.26% of Chevrolet's sales. For the years' 1949 through 1952, the fastback was the only Fleetline available, and Chevrolet discontinued the Fleetline for 1953

Chevrolet 150 (1953-1957)

1955 Chevrolet 150 2 Door Sedan
1955 Chevrolet 150 2 Door Sedan
The Chevrolet One-Fifty (or 150) was the economy/fleet model of the Chevrolet car from 1953 to 1957. It took its name by shortening the production series number (1500) by one digit in order to capitalize on the numerical auto name trend of the 1950s. The numerical designation "150" was also sporadically used in company literature. It replaced the Styleline Special model available in previous years. This model was dropped following the 1957 model year and replaced by the Delray.

Chevrolet 210 (1953-1957)

1957 Chevrolet 210 2 Door Sedan
1957 Chevrolet 210 2 Door Sedan
The Chevrolet Two-Ten, or 210, was the midrange model of the Chevrolet car from 1953 to 1957. It took its name by shortening the production series number (2100) by one digit in order to capitalize on the 1950s trend toward numerical auto names. The numerical designation '"210"' was also sporadically used in company literature. It replaced the Styleline DeLuxe model available in previous years. The Two-Ten was discontinued after the 1957 model year to be replaced by the Biscayne.

Bel Air generation 1 (1950-1954)

1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
For 1950, Chevrolet came up with a revolutionary style that would set a pattern for decades. The Bel Air Hardtop was styled as a convertible with a non-detachable solid roof. Models like this had been around since the 1920s, including early Chevrolets, with no degree of success. But the newly revised idea, sweeping the GM line from Chevrolet to Cadillac, had finally found its era. First year production reached only 76,662 as buyers cautiously tested the revised concept. The car cost $1,741 and weighed 3,225 lbs Front suspension was independent, named "knee-action

Bel Air generation 2 (1955–1957)

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Hardtop
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Hardtop
1956 Chevrolet
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
1957 Chevrolet
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door Hardtop - In 1955 Chevy got a completely new body. The chrome trim running from near the headlight and back onto the door was a Bel Air feature. A six cylinder, 235 cubic inch, 123hp engine was standard, a 265 cubic inch V8 with 165hp or 180hp was optional. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door Hardtop - Chevy offered engine choices ranging from a 140hp six cylinder to V8s with a wide range of horsepower. The 1956 Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe two door hardtop shows some of that years restyling. A new full width grille surrounded the parking lights. The tail lights were also redesigned. On all 1956 Chevys a wide V under the Chevrolet emblem on the hood and trunk lid indicates the car has a V8 engine. Beginning in the 1953 model year, the old Special and Deluxe nameplates were retired, and became 150 (1953-1957) and 210 (1953-1957), respectively, with trim most like their former respective series. The Bel Air became the top line , including two-and four-door sedans, convertible and station wagon with components much like the 1950-1952 models (full carpeting, luxury interiors and other features).

Bel Air generation 3 (1958) GM B Platform

1958 Chevrolet Bel Air
1958 Chevrolet Bel Air
For 1958, Chevrolet models were redesigned longer, lower, and heavier than their 1957 predecessors, and the first ever production Chevrolet big block V8, the 348 cu in (5.7 L), was now an option. The Bel Air gained a halo vehicle in 1958, the Impala, available only as a hardtop coupe and convertible in its introductory year. Impala styling followed the basic lines of the other Chevrolet models but received special styling cues including a different roof line, a vent above the rear window, unique side trim, and triple tail lights housed in slightly broader alcoves. For the budget conscious, the Biscayne, (formerly the 210) and the Delray (formerly the 150) completed this model year family-oriented and utility offerings.

Bel Air generation 4 (1959–1960)

1959 Chevrolet
1959 Chevrolet
1960 Chevrolet Bel Air
1960 Chevrolet Bel Air
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door hard top and 4 door sedan. Bel Air side trim was a full length spear with a painted center.

Bel Air generation 5 (1961–1964)

1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
1961 Chevrolet Bel Air
For 1961, Chevrolet again had a totally new body, not just new sheet metal. Its wheelbase remained 119 inches but its length was now reduced slightly to 209.3 inches. All engines options of the previous year remained in effect with the standard engines being the 235.5 CID Six of 135 hp or the 283 CID V8 of 170 hp. The V8 cost $110 more than the Six and weighed 5 lbs less.

Bel Air generation 6 (1965–1971)

1965 Chevrolet Bel Air
1965 Chevrolet Bel Air
1966 Chevrolet
1966 Chevrolet
For 1965, the full size Chevrolet was totally restyled, and the cars were stretched to 213.3 inches overall, even though the wheelbase remained the same. The new stamped grille had a lower extension below the bumper which was slightly veed. Curved window glass and round taillights mounted high characterized the new styling. The interiors were also redesigned and a very attractive dash resulted. The standard V8 remained the 283 CID model of 195 hp, but options included two new 396 cu inch CID engines of 325 hp and 340 hp and two 409 CID blocks of 400 hp and 425 hp.

Bel Air generation 7 (1971–1975)

1971 Chevrolet Bel Air
1971 Chevrolet Bel Air
By the late 1960s (with the introduction of the Caprice), the Bel Air and its Biscayne stablemate were primarily marketed to automotive fleet customers. However, the Bel Air remained available to retail customers who sought a basic, no-frills, full-sized car that was better trimmed than the low-line Biscayne.

Bel Air generation 8 (1977–1981)

1977 Chevrolet Bel Air
1977 Chevrolet Bel Air
In 1977, Chevrolet retained the Bel Air as its lowest-priced full-size car through the 1981 model year. The Bel Airs received the same downsizing as their Impala/Caprice counterparts in the U.S. Body styles offered during this period were a four-door sedan, two-door coupe and station wagon. Reflecting the smaller size of these downsized big cars was a lineup of generally smaller engines for improved fuel economy with Chevy's 250 cubic-inch six-cylinder reinstated as standard power in sedans for the first time since 1973, with the 140 hp 305 V8 available as an option in sedans and standard on wagons. The 170 hp 350 V8, available in both models, was now the top option as the larger 400 small block and 454 big block V8s were no longer available. Standard equipment on Bel Airs during this period included small hubcaps, cloth-and-vinyl upholstery in sedans or all-vinyl in wagons, cigarette lighter, ashtray, automatic dome light for front doors, full carpeting, Astro Ventilation, Delco Freedom battery, variable-ratio power steering, power front disc brakes and Turbo Hydramatic automatic transmission. Unlike most previous model years and body styles where only two taillights were used per side, the Bel Air shared the Impala's rear end triple-taillight setup. With a dramatic downturn in full-size car sales, the Bel Air was dropped after the 1981 model year

Impala generation 1 (1958) GM B Platform

1958 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Hardtop
1958 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Hardtop
1958 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Hardtop
1958 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Hardtop
1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
For its introduction in 1958, the Impala was distinguished from lesser value models by its symmetrical triple taillights, which came back from 1960 to 1996. In 1965, 1958 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Hardtop - 1958 was the first year for the Impala and it was considered a part of the Bel Air model line up.

Impala generation 2 (1959–1960)

1959 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Hardtop
1959 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Hardtop
1960 Chevrolet Sport Sedan
1960 Chevrolet Sport Sedan
The 1960 Chevy Impala four door hardtop was called as a Sport Sedan. The roof extended over the large wrap around rear window on the four door hardtops and led this roof style to be called a "Flat Top". In 1960 Impalas has two taillights and a backup light on each side. Belair and Biscayne models had a single taillight and a backup light on each side. The difference made the Impalas easily identified

Impala generation 3 (1961–1964)

1961 Chevrolet
1961 Chevrolet Impala  2 Door Hardtop
1961 Chevrolet Impala
1961 Chevrolet Impala SS
1962 Chevrolet Impala
1962 Chevrolet Impala 4 door sedan
1963 Chevrolet Impala
1963 Chevrolet Impala 2 Door Hardtop
1963 Chevrolet Impala SS 2 Door Hardtop
1963 Chevrolet Impala SS 2 Door Hardtop
1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
1963 Chevrolet Impala SS 2 Door Hardtop
1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
1963 Chevrolet Impala SS 2 Door Hardtop
The 1961 Chevy was restyled from bumper to bumper. This Impala two door hardtop has the new "bubble" style roof. The side trim spear shown on this car was exclusive to the Impalas and the Nomad station wagon.

1962 Chevrolet Impala - The grille was the same on all models. In back, the number of tail lights depended on the model, Impala used three.

1963 Chevrolet Impala - Twin chrome trim bars behind the headlights were only on the Impala (and Impala SS) models. All Impalas were available with the base 230 c.i.d. inline 140hp six cylinder engine. Engine options ncluded a 409 c.i.d 400hp V8.

1964 Chevrolet Impala SS - The 1964 Chevy Impala SS hardtop coupe, like this one, came with bucket seats, center console and console mounted shifter. Base engines were a 230 cubic inch, 140hp inline six or a 283 cubic inch, 195hp V8. The Super Sport SS emblem appeared on the rear fenders.

Impala generation 4 (1965–1970)

1965 Chevrolet
1965 Chevrolet
1970 Chevrolet Impala
1970 Chevrolet Impala
Redesigned in 1965, the Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than 1 million units in the United States. All new full-size Chevrolets eschewed the "X" frame for a full-width perimeter frame, a new body that featured curved, frameless side glass (for pillarless models), sharper angled windshield with newly reshaped vent windows, and redesigned full-coil suspension.

Impala generation 5 (1971–1976)

1972 Chevrolet Impala
1972 Chevrolet Impala
1974 Chevrolet Impala
1974 Chevrolet Impala
The Impala remained Chevrolet's top-selling model with the fifth generation. A high-performance big block V8 was still available in the form of the Turbo-Jet 454, which produced 365 hp (272 kW) in 1971, but power decreased as the years went along. The 1971 redesigned B-body would be the largest car ever offered by Chevrolet

Impala generation 6 (1977–1985)

1978 Chevrolet Impala
1978 Chevrolet Impala
1981 Chevrolet Impala
1981 Chevrolet Impala
1985 Chevrolet Impala
1985 Chevrolet Impala
The changes in the automobile marketplace resulted in Chevrolet redesigning the Impala once again in 1976 to meet changing demands. The new downsized Impalas were shorter in length, taller and narrower than before. The new Impala's frame was a shortened version of the one introduced in 1970 and would be utilized until 1996 when the B-body production line was shut down

Impala generation 7 (SS, 1994–1996)

1994 Chevrolet Impala SS
1994 Chevrolet Impala SS
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS
The 1994 Impala SS went into production on February 14, 1994, at GM's plant in Arlington, Texas, and was almost identical cosmetically to the concept car, the only noticeable change being the chromed bowtie logo on the grill (vs a red logo on the concept).

Impala generation 8 (2000–2005)

2000 Chevrolet Impala
2000 Chevrolet Impala
2002 Chevrolet Impala
2002 Chevrolet Impala
2003 Chevrolet Impala
2003 Chevrolet Impala
The Impala name was revived for the 2000 model year as the "Hi-Mid" program to rename the Lumina as the Chevy Impala. Based on the Lumina's W-body platform, it was built at Oshawa Car Assembly in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Unlike the earlier Impalas built on a B-body, this one was front-wheel drive and was available with a choice of two engines, the ever-enduring 3.8L V6 engine, and the slightly smaller 3.4L V6 engine. A new Impala SS with a supercharged V6 was brought out for the 2004 model year

Impala generation 9 (2006–2013)

2006 Chevrolet Impala
2006 Chevrolet Impala
2006 Chevrolet Impala
2006 Chevrolet Impala
2010 Chevrolet Impala
2010 Chevrolet Impala
The 2006 Impala was introduced at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show in January. Like the Buick LaCrosse, the ninth generation Impala used the updated GM W platform. The base engine was a 3.5 L (214 cu in) V6 producing 211 hp  214 lb⋅ft (290 N⋅m) of torque at 4,000 rpm. The new Impala featured new taillights, different from the four-circle style of the previous generation. This Impala mostly sold to fleet operators, with private buyers accounting for a quarter of sales.

Impala generation 10 (2014–present)

2014 Chevrolet Impala
2014 Chevrolet Impala LTZ
2015 Chevrolet Impala
2015 Chevrolet Impala
2017 Chevrolet Impala LTZ
2017 Chevrolet Impala LTZ
2019 Chevrolet Impala
2019 Chevrolet Impala
The tenth-generation Impala was introduced at the 2012 New York Auto Show for the 2014 model year, with sales and production commencing March 4, 2013. The tenth generation Impala was the first North American sedan in 20 years to earn Consumer Reports' top score, with a score of 95 of a possible 100 points.

Caprice generation 1 (1971-1976)

1967 Chevrolet Caprice
1967 Chevrolet Caprice
1968 Chevrolet Caprice
1968 Chevrolet Caprice
1969 Chevrolet Caprice
1969 Chevrolet Caprice
For 1971 the top-of-the-line Caprice was completely redesigned on a longer 121.5-inch (3,090 mm) wheelbase and featured bold, Chrysler-like fuselage styling. Flush exterior door handles and double-shell roofs were new on the Caprice – both features first appearing on the 1970½ Camaro and Pontiac Firebird.

Caprice generation 2 (1973-1974)

1973 Chevrolet Caprice
1973 Chevrolet Caprice
1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
1976 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
1976 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
The Caprice models were renamed to Caprice Classic for the 1973 model year. The Kingswood Estate model with simulated wood-grain body side trim was now named the Caprice Estate. The convertible was moved from the Impala to the Caprice lineup for the first time in 1973.

Caprice generation 3 (1977-1990)

1977 Chevrolet Caprice
1977 Chevrolet Caprice
1978 Chevrolet Caprice
1978 Chevrolet Caprice
1979 Chevrolet Caprice
1979 Chevrolet Caprice
1980 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
1980 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
1982 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon
1982 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon
1983 Chevrolet Caprice
1983 Chevrolet Caprice
1984 Chevrolet Caprice
1984 Chevrolet Caprice
1985 Chevrolet Caprice
1985 Chevrolet Caprice
1986 Chevrolet Caprice
1986 Chevrolet Caprice
1987 Chevrolet Caprice
1987 Chevrolet Caprice
1988 Chevrolet Caprice
1988 Chevrolet Caprice
1989 Chevrolet Caprice
1989 Chevrolet Caprice
1990 Chevrolet Caprice
1990 Chevrolet Caprice
The Caprice was presented as a top-line Impala Sport Sedan for the model year becoming it's own line over the Impala in 1966, which, thus, stayed over the Bel Air and the Biscayne. The Impala proceeded as the most popular Chevrolet full-size model through the mid-1980s'.

Caprice generation 4 (1991–1996)

1991 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon
1991 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon
1992 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon
1992 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon
1993 Chevrolet Caprice
1993 Chevrolet Caprice
1995 Chevrolet Caprice
1995 Chevrolet Caprice
The 1991 model was totally restyled—It succeeded the 1977-based rectilinear design with more round and aerodynamic sheet metal. While the body and the interior were all new, except for the Anti-Lock Braking System, the suspension and powertrain were from the 1990 model. Several noteworthy components (including the floor pan) are totally interchangeable with the 1977 to 1996 models.

Motor Trend named the Caprice Classic as their Car of the Year. Two trim levels were at offered initially—Caprice and Caprice Classic, succeeding the old Classic and Brougham models. General Motors had hopes of regaining the top position as America's most loved vehicle with the new streamlined styling of their full-size vehicle.

Caprice generation 5 (1999–2005)

General Motors revived the Chevrolet Caprice nameplate in the Middle East and Latin/South American markets on imported Holden Statesman and Caprice models built by its Australian subsidiary Holden.

Caprice generation 6 (2006-2010)

2006 Chevrolet Caprice
2006 Chevrolet Caprice
2009 Chevrolet Caprice
2009 Chevrolet Caprice
2010 Chevrolet Caprice
2010 Chevrolet Caprice
In November 2006, a completely redesigned Caprice lineup was launched, again based on the recently introduced Holden WM Statesman/Caprice. The new Caprice lineup includes the base LS, LTZ, SS and Royale, all sporting the new 268 kW (360 hp) L98 6.0 L V8.

Chevrolet Wagons

Chevrolet Nomad

The Chevrolet Nomad was a station wagon model made off and on from 1955 to 1972, and as a Chevy Van trim package in the late 1970s and early 1980s, produced by Chevrolet. The Nomad is best remembered in its two-door Tri-Five form and was considered a halo model during its three-year production. It was named for nomads. The two-door Nomad differed from other station wagons of the era by having unique styling more reminiscent of a hardtop sedan than that of a standard station wagon. Chevrolet shared this body with its sister Pontiac, which marketed its version as the Pontiac Safari.

Chevrolet Woodies

Chevrolet Woodies

1928 Chevrolet Woodie
1928 Chevrolet Woodie
1931 Chevrolet Woodie
1931 Chevrolet Woodie
1932 Chevrolet Woodie
1932 Chevrolet Woodie
1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Woodie
1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Woodie
1941 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Woodie
1941 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Woodie
1947 Chevrolet Woodie Roadster
1947 Chevrolet Woodie Roadster
1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woodie
1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woodie
1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woodie Back
1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woodie Back
1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woodie
1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woodie
1949 Chevrolet Woodie
1949 Chevrolet Woodie
1953 Chevrolet Woodie
1953 Chevrolet Woodie
1950 Chevrolet Highlander Suburban Woodie
1950 Chevrolet Highlander Suburban Woodie
1954 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall Woodie
1954 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall Woodie
1966 Chevrolet Woodie
1966 Chevrolet Woodie
2010 Chevrolet Spark Woodie
2010 Chevrolet Spark Woodie
Fisher Body produced the wood bodies for Chevrolet and Oldsmobile from 1946 to1948 only. Two colors were available for these vehicles from the factory: Oxford Maroon and Live Oak Green. The maroon color was the more popular choice, so fewer examples survive in the original Live Oak Green. Based on statistics from the National Woodie Club, it is estimated that less than 100 1948 Chevy "woodie" wagons are in existence today, out of only 10,171 produced .The bodies are framed in ash with mahogany side panels and were factory finished with varnish as a protective coating. The wood bodied wagons were labor intensive to build by hand and were discontinued in favor of all-steel bodies during 1949.

Chevrolet Concept Cars
1953 Chevrolet Nomad
1953 Chevrolet Nomad
2000 Chevrolet Nomad Concept
2000 Chevrolet Nomad Concept
The Nomad's unique design had its roots in a General Motors Motorama show car of the same name that was shared with the Corvette, Pontiac Bonneville Special, and the Oldsmobile F-88. The Concept was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1954 as one of Head Stylist Harley Earl's "dream cars".

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