Chevy trucks have truly stood the test of time, as next year the auto manufacturer will celebrate 100 years of producing the vehicles farmers, builders, and other workers rely on every day. The company will soon launch special centennial editions of its popular Silverado and Colorado trucks. Chevy dealers around the U.S. will also have special sales and promotions marking Chevy’s century of excellence in truck manufacturing.
Chevy got its start in 1911 in Detroit and, now part of General Motors, Chevy is one of the world’s largest and most recognizable auto brands. Chevy vehicles are sold in more than 115 nations worldwide. While Chevy sells many great cars, trucks, and SUVs, the brand is perhaps best known for its trucks.
Chevy has built a number of ground-breaking trucks over the years, including:
- 1918 One-Ton – This was Chevy’s first production truck and helped establish some of the basics of form and function that still inform truck design to this day. The 1918 One-Ton included a rolling chassis with an open cab and an inline four-cylinder engine. One interesting thing about the One-Ton was that the truck was sold with an open frame so customers could install bodies that fit their individual needs.
- 1929 International Series LD – This was the first Chevy truck that featured a closed cab—a big step toward the comfortable cabins that truck owners enjoy today.
- 1947 3100 Series – These classic Chevy trucks are fondly remembered by auto nostalgia enthusiasts. These trucks had an iconic exterior design imitated by many Chevy models since and were a larger, stronger, more capable truck than previous models.
- 1967 C10 Fleetside – A generation of truck buyers fell in love with the Fleetside, thanks to its flowing design and strong performance and reliability.
- 1973 C30 One-Ton Dually – The first crew cab dually on the U.S. market, truck aficionados often credit this vehicle with being the first modern Heavy-Duty truck.
- 1988 C/K1500 – This truck was a leader in incorporating aerodynamics into the truck design to make them more efficient and attractive. The C/K1500 was a huge departure from the boxy trucks of yesteryear and helped popularize trucks for non-farm and construction drivers.
- 1999 Silverado 1500 LTZ71 – The first of the Silverado pickups, this vehicle introduced many of the design concepts still in use in Chevy trucks, including the highly recognizable Chevy front end.
- 2007 Silverado 1500 – The 2007 Silverado had a big influence on future truck exterior designs, bringing back the “tough truck” aesthetic.
Chevy’s centennial editions of the Silverado and Colorado will have unique exterior design features such as “100-year” logos, a special shade of blue, and other amenities. In addition to these special vehicles, Chevy dealerships around the U.S. will also offer great deals on new and pre-owned pickups and other Chevy vehicles year-round.
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