A Century of Chevy DurabilityFor 100 years, Chevy trucks have been working alongside the hard working American ensuring their success. From the plains of South Dakota and Nebraska, to the rolling hills of Iowa, Chevy trucks have been through it all. As we enter into 2018, let us look back at the history of the trucks that have helped so many Americans.
1918: Chevrolet One-Ton
With its 3.67L OHV 4-Cylinder engine and its 36 horsepower, the Chevy One-Ton was the first purpose-built truck. Built with an open cab and frame, this tuck allowed customers to install their preferred body.
1929: Chevrolet International Series AC Light Deliver
Featuring a 3.18L OHV 6-cylinder engine with 46 horsepower, the Chevy AC Light Deliver was the first of its kind. Offering a closed cab, this truck provided the comfort wanted by many buyers.
1938: Chevrolet Half-Ton
Offering a more sleek and attractive look and feel, this truck provided 78 horsepower with a 3.5L I-6 engine. The 1938 Chevrolet Half-Ton paved the road for the newer and sleeker designed trucks that would soon follow.
1947 Chevrolet 3100 Series
Built after World War II the 1947 Chevrolet 3100 Series contained the same engine as the 1938 Half-Ton. Unlike its predecessor the truck offered a sleeker design with a more rounded profile and 5-bar horizontal grille. The truck also offered room for three people, a heater/defroster, and an in-dash radio.
1955 Chevrolet 3124 Series Cameo Carrier
1967 Chevrolet C/K10 Series
With a much bigger 4.79L I-6 engine, the 1967 Chevrolet c/K10 Series could produce 153 horsepower. Much like its predecessor it also had flat sides with a sleeker and cleaner look.
1973 Chevrolet C30 One-Ton Dually
Proving that bigger is better, the 1973 Chevrolet C30 One-Ton Dually was the first crew cab truck. Under its hood was a 5.7L V8 engine with the power to generate 155 horsepower. Offering room for six, it was the unlike any other truck on the road.
1988 Chevrolet C/K1500Being the fourth of the C/K Series the 1988 Chevrolet C/K 1500 was introduced with ability to shift from 4 wheel to 2 wheel drive at any speed. It came with a 5.7L V8 engine and the ability to generate 185 horsepower.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
As Chevrolet's first Silverado 1500 the 1999 offered a newer and sleeker design made to improve aerodynamics. Generating 270 horsepower with a 5.3L V8 engine it provided more than enough power to complete the toughest job.
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Offering a new resigned Silverado the second generation Silverado is built on the GMT900 platform. It generates 315 horsepower with a 5.3L V8 engine which provides more than enough power to accomplish day to day tasks.
2018 Centennial Silverado/ 2018 Centennial ColoradoWith a much larger 6.2L V8 engine the new 2018 Silverado generates 420 horsepower. The 2018 Colorado offers 308 horsepower with a smaller 3.6L DOHC V6 engine.
For more information about the 2018 Chevrolet Centennial visit: http://www.chevrolet.com/truck-life/centennial-edition
Knoepfler Chevrolet is proud to provide Siouxland 95 years of Chevrolet Trucks. Although the trucks have changed, our dedication to YOU remains the same.