Posts Tagged: Chevrolet history

Chevrolet Camaro 4th gen. (1993-2002)
By June 16, 2015 Read More →

Chevrolet Camaro 4th gen. (1993-2002)

The 1993 Chevrolet Camaro lineup included two models: base sport coupe powered by a 160-horsepower 3.4-liter version of GM’s V6 and the Z28 with the Corvette’s 5.7-liter LT1 small-block V8 underrated at 275 horsepower.

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (1967)
By May 13, 2015 Read More →

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (1967)

The first Chevrolet Camaro Z28 was introduced in 1967. Camaro Z28 featured a smaller and lighter V8 for improved weight balance, as well as quick-ratio steering and a heavy-duty suspension for track use. In keeping with its road-racing focus, the 1967 Camaro Z28 was not available with an automatic transmission or air conditioning.

Chevrolet Sport Roadster (1932)
By January 16, 2015 Read More →

Chevrolet Sport Roadster (1932)

Many consider the 1932 Chevrolet Sport Roadster as their all time favorite Chevrolet model. The Chevrolet Sport Roadster included a rumble seat for two, built into the rear deck. Chevrolet’s 6-cylinder overhead-valve engine, introduced in 1929, provided smooth, economical power. Upgrades for 1932 included a synchromesh transmission that helped eliminate embarrassing gear clash.

History of Chevrolet Corvette’s V8 engines
By November 2, 2012 Read More →

History of Chevrolet Corvette’s V8 engines

Since 1955, the Chevrolet Corvette has been powered by the Chevrolet V8 engine. Technological advancements have increased output from 195 hp in 1955 to 638 hp in 2012, but the fundamental architecture of the Chevrolet Small Block have remained the same; a 90-degree V8, with overhead valves actuated by pushrods, and a 4.4-inch on-center bore spacing.

Chevrolet Suburban 2nd gen. (1937-1947)
By May 31, 2012 Read More →

Chevrolet Suburban 2nd gen. (1937-1947)

A new, streamlined exterior styling for the Chevrolet Suburban was introduced in 1937, although otherwise the car stayed the same. Power came from Chevrolet’s durable inline-six engine that was affectionately known as the Stovebolt engine. The Stovebolt displaced 207 cubic inches (3.4L) and produced 79 horsepower. In 1940 the Suburban was fitted with sealed beam headlights, which offered significantly improved visibility when driving at night. During the Second World War the auto industry was mostly converted into war production and virtually no cars or light-duty trucks were produced for civilian use between early 1942 and late 1945.

Chevrolet Camaro 3rd gen. (1982-1992)
By March 7, 2012 Read More →

Chevrolet Camaro 3rd gen. (1982-1992)

The third generation Camaro was launched in the fall of 1981 as an ‘82 model. The all new body styling was futuristic. The body now featured “hatch” styling rather than a traditional trunk. Models included the Sport Coupe, Berlinetta, and Z28. For the first time in Camaro history, a 4-cylinder engine was available in the sport coupe. The 3-speed manual transmission disappeared leaving the base transmission as a 4-speed manual. Third-generation Camaros were the first built without front subframes or leaf-spring rear suspensions. Now the front end was held up with a modified MacPherson strut system, and at the rear there was a long torque arm and coil springs.