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Chevrolet EA Master

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Many people believe that the first real automobiles rolled off the assembly line in the 1930s. Before then, cars really were more like horseless carriages. In addition to design innovations, especially in the mid to latter part of the decade, there were a number of technical innovations as well. Higher-end automobiles were quite popular… Read More »

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Chevrolet Bel Air

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The Bel Air may have been one of the first true Chevrolets. After World War II, General Motors wanted to make this division synonymous with practical luxury. The 1957 Bel Air was a good example, It retailed for about $2,200, making it a costly vehicle but not nearly as expensive as some other GM… Read More »

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Chevrolet Corvette

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The unofficial flagship of the division entered production in 1953. It was originally a concept car. Soap Box Derby empresario Myron Clark supposedly came up with the name. He may have borrowed it from the small, sleek, World War II-era warships. The Corvette concept car appeared in 1951. When GIs were in Europe, many… Read More »

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Chevrolet Biscayne

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In the 1950s, most consumer tastes were changing from flashy show cars to scaled-down, family-oriented vehicles. Of course, there were some exceptions, like the Corvette and Mustang. But for the most part, the trend was in the opposite direction. Chevrolet Biscaynes epitomized this movement. These roomy vehicles lacked some of the chrome and other… Read More »

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Chevy II Nova

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Novas were groundbreaking in that they were one of the first true compact cars before such vehicles were in vogue. They appeared in 1962, which was well before the oil crises and the influx of Japanese imports. The only other comparable car in the domestic market was the Ford Falcon. Chevrolet GM Ed Cole… Read More »

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Chevrolet Corvair

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Prior to 1960, Detroit offered cars in three sizes: large, larger, and largest. But Ed Cole took over Chevrolet in 1956. He advocated a true compact car, not one that was simply a smaller-scale version of the sedans of the day. The result was the air-cooled Corvair. Like the Volkswagen Beetle, the Corvair also… Read More »

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Chevrolet Impala

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Initially conceived as something of a full-size Corvette, the Impala concept car first appeared in 1956. That family sedan-sports car combination has made the Impala an enduring symbol of American prosperity. In fact, with just a few brief interruptions, Impalas have been in production almost constantly since 1958. No matter how many of these… Read More »

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Oldsmobile Starfire

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The Oldsmobile Starfire was produced over three generations and spanned from 1954-1980. The generations were non-contiguous, as production ceased for periods of time before restarting. The original Starfire debuted in 1954, although the concept car was first shown at an auto-show in the summer of 1953. The Starfire was named after the Lockheed F-94… Read More »

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Oldsmobile Cutlass

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The Oldsmobile Cutlass is perhaps one of GM’s longest in its line of production, spanning from 1961 all the way up until 1999. The Cutlass name was first used by Oldsmobile in 1954 as aa tentative and experimental sport coupe. The sport coupe featured a vivid fast back roofline and a stock V8 engine…. Read More »

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Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

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The Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight (or 98) is perhaps one of Oldsmobile’s longest running cars with eleven generations altogether. Overall it spanned from 1940 until 1996. The 98 is known as Oldsmobile’s full-size flagship and top of the line model. Because the Oldsmobile 98 was the top of the line model, it was also the most… Read More »

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