Chevy Celebrates 100 Years of Trucks with Special Centennial Editions

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2018 is the 100th year that Chevy trucks have been around and Chevy is celebrating their 100th anniversary with some special editions. The new trucks have the perfect mix of modern tech and old-school Chevy features. Let’s celebrate with Chevy and take a trip down memory lane!

Chevy Timeline

The first Chevy truck was made in 1918 and it was a one-ton pickup truck, and from there, the trucks evolved into what they are today. Here are the hits from each decade and more!

Early 1900s

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  • 1918 Chevy One-Ton: The first pickup truck Chevy made was the 1918 Chevy One-Ton truck. The truck’s cab was a wooden bench and there were no doors or windows. The 1918 Chevy One-Ton was equipped with a 3.6L 4-cylinder engine that produced 36 horsepower and it had a starting price of $1,325.

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  • 1929 Chevy International Series Light Duty: The 1929 International Series Light Duty looked a little bit more like trucks look today because it had an enclosed cab with doors and windows. This truck had a little more horsepower at 46 by way of a 3.18-liter OHV 6-cylinder 194 cubic inch engine.
  • 1938 Chevy Half-Ton: The half-ton truck was introduced in 1938 with a 3.5-liter I-6 216.5 cubic inch engine that produced up to 78 horsepower.

Mid 1900s

  • 1955 Chevy 3124 Series: The 3124 Series also known as the 1955 3124 Series Cameo Carrier was originally sold for $1,981. The truck was powered with a 3.85-liter I-6 235 cubic inch engine that was able to produce 123 horsepower.
  • 1967 Chevy C10 Fleetside: The starting price for the 1967 C10 Fleetside pickup was $2,408. The engine was a much more powerful 4.79-liter I-6 292 cubic inch engine that produced 153 horsepower.

90s and 2000s

  • 1998 Chevy Silverado LT Z71: Now, on to the era most of us know and love, the Silverado! The first Silverado known as the LT Z71 came out in 1998. The horsepower was now up to 270 with a 5.3-liter HEMI V8 engine. The MSRP was $31,384.
  • 2004 Chevy Colorado: In 2003, the 2004 Chevy Colorado was introduced and it was produced from 2003-2012 and production started back up in 2014. The Colorado is a mid-size pickup truck, perfect for those who want a smaller pickup with plenty of style. The first Colorado had a 2.5-liter I4 engine that produced 116 horsepower and it had a  starting price of $20,995.

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  • 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ:  Finally, 2007, the Silverado 1500 LTZ was born and the rest is history. The Silverado name has grown since and now has plenty of models to choose from. This 2007 Silverado was available with a much more powerful 5.3-liter HEMI V8 engine that was able to produce 315 horsepower. This truck has a $34,990 MSRP.

Special Edition Centennial Edition Trucks

Whether you are into any variation of the Silverado, or the lighter-duty Colorado truck, both models are available with special editions.

Silverado Centennial Edition

The 2018 Silverado Centennial Edition is available on the Silverado LTZ Z71 crew cab trim and it includes exclusive heritage features like Centennial Blue exterior paint, 100 year door badges and heritage bowtie emblems. Other features included on the Silverado Centennial Edition are 22-inch premium silver-painted wheels with chrome inserts wrapped in 22-inch all-terrain tires, chrome tow hooks, and a chrome bowtie.

Colorado Centennial Edition

The 2018 Colorado Centennial Edition is available on Colorado Z71 trims with a crew cab or extended cab. Similar to the Silverado Centennial Edition, the Colorado Centennial Edition comes with the same chrome features, Centennial Blue exterior paint, and heritage bowtie emblems and badges. However, the Colorado Centennial Edition is equipped with optional 18-inch wheels with monochromatic cap.

Searching for a Chevy truck in Miami? Check out the Silverado and Colorado lineup at Miami Lakes Automall!

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