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Chevrolet, or Chevy, is a brand of automobile that is now part of the General Motors group. Its founder, Louis-Joseph Chevrolet, was a racing driver born on December 25, 1878 in La Chaux de Fonds[?], Switzerland.

On November 3, 1911, Chevrolet officially entered the automobile market to compete with the Ford Model T. A year later (1912), the 'Classic Six' was introduced. The 'Classic Six' was a 5-passenger touring sedan equipped with a 299 cubic inch, 6 cylinder engine capable of taking the car to a top speed of 65 miles per hour (105 km/hr).

In 1914, Chevrolet first used its now recognizable 'bowtie' logo.

Throughout the 20th century, Chevrolet manufactured a wide variety of models. This included the large and luxurious Impala[?] (1958) and the short-lived mid/rear-engined Corvair[?] (1960).

The Chevrolet Corvette, which was introduced in 1953, remains the longest running production model from Chevrolet and is still produced today.

The Chevrolet Camaro ceased production in 2002 after 35 years of production (1967). The last one to be rolled off the lot was a red Z28.


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