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On Nov. 3, 1911 in a factory in Detroit, car manufacturer Chevrolet was born.Nicknamed “Chevy,” the company has created more than 100 models of car in its century of creation, according to the company’s website.
Chevy began its company producing cars such as the 1914 Chevrolet Royal Mail Roadster and the 1936 Chevrolet Suburban. Cars were less than $500 then.
As the years went on, Chevy produced, the company started producing trucks in 1948.
The company unveiled the Corvette in 1952 and dominated the U.S. sports car market over the next few decades.
Of course, the company has also had some major rough patches. Parent company General Motors filed for bankruptcy in June 2009 as the entire U.S. auto industry hit the skids. But while GM discontinued or sold some brands, Chevy emerged strong. Today, the carmaker’s vehicles are sold in every major market.
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