Chevrolet

Chevrolet needs no introduction. Founded in 1911, Chevrolet became the “people's car” of the General Motors Company. Borrowing an overhead valve engine design from Buick, also part of GM, Chevrolet marketed the engine technology to their advantage. In the decades between 1920 and 1940, Ford was major competition for Chevrolet, with Chevy ultimately beating out Ford at the time due to their superior Chevy six-cylinder engine design.   The 1950s and 1960s were truly Chevrolet’s golden years, releasing multiple world-changing models during that period. Chevy released the Corvette in 1953, revolutionizing the American sports car. The Bel Air and rear-engined Corvair were also successful models. At one point in the early 1960s, one in every ten cars sold in the United States was a Chevrolet.   The 1960s would be a decade of Chevrolet muscle car dominance. Models like the Impala, Chevrolet Chevelle, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Chevrolet Nova, and Chevrolet Camaro would ultimately define the muscle car category, making use of some of the brand's most famous engines. The Chevy small-block became an affordable and celebrated engine series. The Chevy 302, Chevy 327, and Chevy 350 were all made famous due to their power potential and affordability. The same can be said about the Chevy 348, Chevy 409, and Chevy 427. Chevrolet continues to be one of the most popular brands in the United States.