Chevrolet is one of the most famous American car manufacturers of all time. The no nonsense approach to motoring has won legions of fans over the years and owning a ‘Chevy’ is a must if you’re a fan of all things born in the USA.
The marque was founded in 1911 and aimed to compete directly with the might of Ford. It became part of General Motors in 1917 and produced a range of powerful but affordable cars including Model D. The Standard Six released in 1933 was further success, and this propelled the company forward.
Perhaps the most defining period in Chevrolet’s history was during the 1950s and 1960s when legendary cars such as the Corvette, Camaro and Corvair. These large and loud cars embodied the American outlook on life and have been around in one form or another ever since. Unmistakable on the road, it’s clear why the company has become a cultural icon.
The modern generation of Chevrolet cars are hugely popular and stay true to the company’s original mentality. Updated for the 21st century however, they are full of the latest gear but still deliver that uncompromising approach to driving.
While less famous models such as Impala, Suburban or Aveo are comparatively cheap and cheerful, it’s the big names that still lead the way. The Corvette and Camaro are always special to behold at any time, but no more so than ever with futuristic designs and plenty of performance.
The great thing about getting a Chevy is that it’ll offer something you don’t find in most European cars. There’s an element of arrogance and certainly a ‘what you see is what you get’ mentality- if you don’t like it, tough. Widely available, there’s a good chance of finding both classic and current models, but you’d better be quick on the trigger to bag a Corvette.
If you’re going to get one though, buying second hand is the best way because you’ll pay considerably less. You can find an impressive selection of used Chevrolet cars right here at Motors.co.uk, so take a look and get your hands on a significant part of the American dream!