More than a century ago, a vehicle brand made famous with a bowtie emblem became an enduring American icon. Like Ford and Dodge, Chevy trucks came in all shapes, sizes and cargo ratings. But it’s not just the specifications that matter to true Chevrolet fans – they flock to these trucks because models like the C/K and Silverado are interwoven into their family history. In this torqued-out quiz, what do you really know about Chevy trucks?
Back in the early 20th century, Chevrolet was – for a short time – an independent car company. Then, like so many others, it merged into General Motors (GM), which competed directly with Ford in the truck market. In the 1930s and 1940s, the pickup truck really took off, as farmers all over the country used these basic vehicles to haul equipment for work on their ranches.
Do you know anything about the early 1938 Chevy Half-Ton? It had a sticker price of just $592, and a 3.5 straight-six engine that created about 78 horsepower … a fraction of today’s Chevy beasts.
Then there’s the C/K series, easily one of the most iconic Chevy vehicles. With its tough chassis and choice of V6 or V8 engine, it was perfect for a wide range of jobs. And of course, today’s Chevys are a cross between working vehicles and luxury rides.
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