Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Preview

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The Corvette Stingray topped 40,000 sales for the 2016 model year, just cause for celebration. To give the C7 generation a rousing sendoff, Chevrolet will pop corks as it resurrects the venerable ZR1 nameplate later this year.

New Audi Q5 & Chevrolet Cruze

CHEVY’S CRUZE MADE a great first impression when it was launched back in 2009, thanks to its aggressive styling and powerful diesel engine. With the next-generation car, Chevy has moved on from the muscular design of the outgoing Cruze to a more chic, coupe-like design language.

Chevrolet Camaro SS396

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After a successful debut in ’67, the Camaro hit the deck in ’72. Sluggish sales and a 174-day strike at the Lordstown, Ohio, plant meant Camaros were in short supply, and only 68,656 were produced that year. Worse still, 1,100 half-finished cars sitting on the assembly lines couldn’t meet the impending ’73 bumper impact laws, … [Read more…]

Chevrolet Nova SS

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The Nova name first appeared in 1962 as the top-line model of Chevrolet’s new Falcon-buster compact, the Chevy II. Evolving into a line in its own right, by ’71 the Nova’s Super Sport (SS) package was one of the smallest muscle cars ever fielded by Detroit.

Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Now the world’s largest producer of motor vehicles, Chevrolet kicked off the Seventies with their Ford Thunderbird chaser, the 1970 Monte Carlo. Hailed as “action and elegance in a sporty personal luxury package,” it was only available as a coupe and came with power front discs, Elm-Burl dash-panel inlays, and a choice of engines that … [Read more…]

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (1969)

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The automotive press really lashed into the ’69 Shark, calling it a piece of junk, a low point in Corvette history, and the beginning of a new trend toward the image-and-gadget car. Instead of testing the ’Vette, Car and Driver magazine simply recited a litany of glitches and pronounced it “too dire to drive,” sending … [Read more…]

Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible

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Rumors that General Motors had at last come up with something to steal sales from Ford’s hugely successful Mustang swept through the American auto industry in the spring of 1966. Code-named Panther, the Camaro was announced to newspaper reporters on June 29, 1966, touching down in showrooms on September 21.

Chevrolet Corvair Monza

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By 1960, sales of dinosaurs were down, small-car imports were up, and Detroit finally listened to a market screaming for economy compacts. Then along came Chevrolet’s adventurous answer to the Volkswagen Beetle, the pretty, rear-engined Corvair, which sold for half the price of a Ford Thunderbird.

Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray (1966)

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The Chevrolet Corvette is America’s native sports cars. The “plastic fantastic,” born in 1953, is still fantastic more than half a decade later. Along the way, in 1992, it notched up a million sales, and it is still hanging in there.

Chevrolet Impala

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In the sixties, unbridled consumerism began to wane. America turned away from the politics of prosperity and, in deference, Chevrolet toned down its finny Impala.