Chevrolet and its hundred years of car legend
In almost one hundred years of existence, Chevrolet has become a household name worldwide. Today, every 8 seconds, someone bought somewhere in the world a Chevrolet. Each year, 3.5 million vehicles are sold in over 130 countries, making Chevrolet the fourth global automotive brand.
Founded in 1911 in the U.S. by Swiss émigré Louis Chevrolet and GM founder Billy Durant, the brand quickly became the spine of General Motors manufacturing plants worldwide. Chevrolet today are designed, engineered and manufactured in offices situated in North America and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Throughout its history, Chevrolet has produced cars with a strong identity, many of whom have become legends.
In an exclusive evening on the eve of the Paris Motor Show 2010 Paris, Chevrolet and the famous couturier Frank Sorbier french have introduced the "Chevrolet Fashion Catwalk" retracing a century of automotive design and fashion. The four Chevrolet chosen to illustrate the main steps defile 100 year history of the brand.
1928 Chevrolet National AB Tourer Model
In the prime of age, Louis Chevrolet was full of ideas engineer and a former racing driver known for equipping all new cars innovations. 1928 Chevrolet National AB Model Tourer, painted in brown and cream, is one of the largest bodies of this year's. It boasts technical novelties such as a dashboard indirect lighting, brakes on all four wheels and a thermostat. For those who were lucky enough to own such a car, the Chevrolet received in series of amenities such as wipers has depression, and an interior light mirror position.
Chevrolet Bel Air 1957
The Chevrolet Bel Air was the ideal car for families during americaines 50 years since it was an elegant car and knew that remain tasteful. Chevrolet showed that a modern look promising, as can be seen in this copy of Bel Air convertible in perfect condition "sea mist" and white. Imposing taillights, inserts anodized silver, gilded the gills wings brought before the exact dose of refinement need for Sunday family outing. For older fans, the Convertible Bel Air car has become a very sought after.
Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 1963 (split window)
The Americans had only to observe a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray to feel the excitement of driving. This famous Corvette Sting Ray "split window" received a body of a completely new style. It was a perfect compromise between quality road holding worthy of the best representatives of the era, and a great and typical americaines performance. Beside a respectable power (250 hp) and good behavior, the owner could benefit an optional AM-FM radio, air conditioning and leather upholstery. The Corvette was the car dreamed all those seeking performance, while questioning society, appreciated the ideas and new music in this prosperous period. The Corvette Sting Ray with his famous two-piece rear window is particularly difficult to find and remains one of the most popular at present cars.
Chevrolet Camaro 1976
In 70 years, the Chevrolet Camaro was the Contributed response to an entire American working class that was looking for a fun and sporty car in a difficult economic environment. This generation of Camaro, like this yellow and black version of "Bumblebee" exposed here, is regarded as one of the best "muscle cars" ever produced. So much so that this "Bumblebee" has become one of the main characters from the movie Transformers 2007 or 1976 this classic is a current modern Camaro. This unique Camaro took place on the red carpet at the premiere of the movie Transformer.
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