If you know your cars, then you know the Chevy Chevelle is a classic. It has evolved over the years from the Chevelle to the Malibu, but we’ll always love its classic form. Check out some of the Chevelle’s history below.
1964 – 1967
During these years, the very first Chevelle premiered. It came in lots of variations to make everybody happy, from two-door coupes to convertibles, four-door sedans, and station wagons. It came with plenty of power too, with a V8 engine being offered in each body style.
1968 – 1972
The second generation Chevelle brought with it some updates. It swiftly became “America’s most popular mid-size car” and went through body style changes. In 1969, Chevy even developed a steam powered concept Chevelle.
1973 – 1977
The body and chassis of the Chevelle went through major changes in 1973. Then, in 1975, it got major updates with the Chevrolet Efficiency System. It gave the Chevelle even more power and efficiency than its predecessors.
After the Malibu versions of the Chevelles became more popular, the Chevelle officially changed its name in 1978; that’s how it became the Malibu of today.
You can check out a Malibu here at Bill Walsh GM today to try to get that old Chevelle feeling.
We don’t think you can snorkel with the Chevy Corphibian, though…
We’ve always admired Chevrolet for its creativity in engineering across its models, but there’s one vehicle that has to take the wacky cake.
Last month, an amphibious Chevy pick-up truck came to light at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida. Officially titled the “Chevrolet Corphibian,” this 1961 truck based on the Chevy Corvair Rampside, was one of the first mainstream amphibious vehicles to go on sale. It included a fiberglass hull, hydraulic pump-powered propellers, and throttle and rudder controls in the cabin and on the bed. In case you were wondering if this was meant for storming beaches or for being an ultimate leisure vehicle, the Corphibian also came with stylish deck chairs.
The amphibious Chevy pick-up will officially go up for auction in Florida this January. The current owner has been using it more like a piece of artwork (which it is) than a car or boat (which it also is), but claims it drives – and sails – great, with only 157 miles on the odometer.
If you miss the Mecum Auction, have no fear. With Chevy’s imaginative engineers, we’re probably not too far off from the Corphibian II (which sounds like a great made for SyFy channel C-movie, by the way).
Our men and women in blue can’t get enough of the new Chevy Tahoe, especially when it comes to police dogs. In fact, the Tahoe K9 Units rank among the most popular in the US, especially thanks to the model’s roomy interior and advanced climate control.
For police forces around the country, the Chevy Tahoe Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) is a no-brainer. According to Chevy, the PPV keeps dogs nice and comfortable with advanced heating and cooling, and plenty of cargo room easily fits a large kennel.
“Our K-9s live with our deputies and their families. They are on duty with our deputies every day – responding to calls for service, training, and creating an unbreakable bond,” said Oakland County (Michigan) Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. “The K-9 Unit is an invaluable tool that serves our community and the Tahoe PPV is an important part of our operation.”
Because heat exhaustion is the number one killer of police dogs, having a good place to relax is important. The Tahoe provides necessary shelter from bumper to bumper, whether units are doing drills or in the field. There’s no substituting for Chevy quality.
After the success of the Traverse, pictured above, Chevy is planning to release a new crossover SUV, rumored to hit the market next year.
Chevrolet has some of the most popular crossover models on the market—especially the acclaimed Traverse and Equinox. However, insight from Automotive News is that the carmaker believes there’s enough space between those two CUVs to fit a brand new crossover.
In order to more closely correspond to competing models, Chevrolet’s lineup is getting a “broader range.” This will involve fitting more models into the current lineup and giving current models a redesign to allow more room. After the Traverse gets a facelift next year, Chevrolet will introduce a three-row, short-wheelbase SUV to compete with the Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander, and Honda Pilot. This new crossover has yet to receive an official name.
Stuffing a lineup with nearly-similar models isn’t something only Chevrolet is doing—many leading automakers are packing their lineups to the brim. The question is whether a new, short Chevy crossover will win over customers from competing models or merely usurp them from Chevrolet’s other sport utility vehicles.
015 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD has an amazing custom sport edition that will take truck ownership to the new level!
If you are looking for a vehicle to take on an adventure, then look no further than the 2015 Silverado HD Custom Sport Edition. Created for those with an adventurous heart, Chevrolet’s newest edition of the Silverado pickup truck adds a sportier feel to the already masculine silhouette.
The Custom Sport Edition combines body-colored front and rear bumpers and a body-colored grille with chrome accents to create a slightly more uniform look. Chrome door handles, body-side moldings, and trailering mirrors all add a touch of sophistication, making it a top contender for consumers with an active lifestyle. This special edition pickup truck is only available in LT or LTZ models with the choice of Summit White or Black exterior body colors.
Chevrolet has suggested a retail package price that varies from $700 to $1,695, depending on the model. The 2015 Silverado HD Custom Sport Edition is available to order now, so stop in to Bill Walsh Chevrolet today to see what this sports-oriented pickup has to offer.
Chevrolet strives to top itself every year when it comes to safety, always pursuing the latest technology to keep drivers and passengers safe behind the wheel. Similarly, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) chooses its top safety picks each year.
This year, the IIHS has chosen four Chevrolet models as Top Safety Picks: the 2015 Chevrolet Spark, Volt, Malibu, and Equinox. Each one of these vehicles was heavily tested by the IIHS and selected carefully.
The vice president of Global Vehicle Safety at GM, Jeff Boyer, commented on the IIHS win in a recent press release, saying “Having these four vehicles named 2015 IIHS Top Safety Picks is a great achievement,” adding that programs such as these help customers to pick safe cars.
For more details on the Top Safety Pick Chevy models or to check out our many safe and reliable Chevrolet vehicles, visit us at Bill Walsh Chevrolet.