The Chevrolet Automobile Archive

What’s in the Chevrolet Archive

The Chevrolet Archive contains a compendium of model information, illustrations, specifications and factoids. Significant in the archive will be the increasing development of Car Models Fact Sheets for each model and year – a one-stop shop of all the critical information on that brand’s year and model. The Car Models Fact Sheets are a single page for each model where we gather all the information on that vehicle that is available. It will not be a static page, but rather a living document that we will add to as information comes to light.

Please click the Tabs below and select any available model and year below to see what we have collected to date.

About The Chevrolet Brand

The Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors Company, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM).

This 1918 Chevrolet roadster sported Chevrolet’s first V-8.

Louis Chevrolet and ousted General Motors founder William C. Durant started the company on November 3, 1911 as the Chevrolet Motor Car Company. Durant used the Chevrolet Motor Car Company to acquire a controlling stake in General Motors with a reverse merger occurring on May 2, 1918, and propelled himself back to the GM presidency. After Durant’s second ousting in 1919, Alfred Sloan, with his maxim “a car for every purse and purpose”, would pick the Chevrolet brand to become the volume leader in the General Motors family. It would sell mainstream vehicles to compete with Henry Ford’s Model T.

These 1929 Chevrolets can commemorate the brand passing Ford as the largest selling vehicle in the US.

By 1929 it would overtake Ford as the best-selling car in the United States.

Today, Chevrolet-branded vehicles are sold in most automotive markets worldwide. In North America, Chevrolet produces and sells a wide range of vehicles, from subcompact automobiles to medium-duty commercial trucks.

In 1955, Chevrolet abandoned the image of inexpensive, solid but rarely exciting cars with the introduction of sharp styling and a brand new OHV V-8.