Chevy Fun Facts
Since Chevrolet was founded in 1911 by William C. Durant, it has had a vibrant history full of changes and new products. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that the American carmaker has many interesting facts in its history. If you’re interested in learning more about the Chevy brand, never fear—we have a list of Chevy fun facts that are sure to whet your knowledge appetite.
- The first-ever Chevrolet model was the series C Classic Six
- Chevrolet sold its first car for $2,150
- The longest running automotive nameplate in history is the Chevrolet Suburban
- Chevrolet first introduced the Corvette in 1953
- SUVs were first ever manufactured by Chevy
- Chevrolet was the first company to offer built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi in its vehicles
- GM has produced more than 500 million vehicles in 106 years
- Chevy is the fourth biggest car brand in sales
- The Corvette has won the “24 hours of Le Mans” seven times
- No one truly knows where William C. Durant came up with the iconic bowtie emblem
- Durant has confirmed that it was inspired by the wallpaper design in a Parisian hotel, but his daughter wrote that he actually doodled the nameplate design during dinner one night. Yet another account believes it was borrowed from a newspaper ad or was based on the Swiss flag.