Top 5 Chevy’s of All Time
By: A Chevy Texan
August 9, 2012 9:19 am CT
Chevrolet has been a staple of the American culture since its inception. The company’s success is found in thousands of garages across the country. In a debate where there really is no wrong answer, I will take an attempt to name Chevrolet’s biggest successes. It’s August 9. This is just one person’s opinion. Here is my list of the top 5 Chevrolets ever created.
5. 1962 Bel Air 409 “Bubble-Top” Coupe
Equipped with dual-quad carburetion, this classic won many NHRA stock classes. Plus, has there been a better endorsement for a car than the homage made by the Beach Boys? I mean, the 12th greatest band of all time (according to Rolling Stone) spent 2 minutes swooning over the car all boys were dreaming about in the early ’60s.
4. 2011 Volt
If all news is good news, then the Volt deserves to be ranked higher. This car has faced adversity and come out smelling like a rose. It is an eco-friendly car after all. Edmunds.com writes about Chevrolet’s greenest car, “Maybe the most innovative car ever built by GM, it’s destined to technologically lead Chevy through its second century.”
3. 1969 Camaro ZL-1
The ultimate racer for the ultimate line. With only 69 in existence, the car is possibly the most sought after prize for a Chevy collector. The car was voted the “Best Chevrolet of All Time” by a number of websites, including Jalopnik. Fixated in the Pontiac Firebird and Ford Mustang generation, this Camaro was the first-generation that would lead to the popular new retro-fifth generation Camaro today.
2. 1957 Bel Air Convertible
“The ’57 Chevy” is an American icon. Where most cars today are trying show off their swag, this car exudes class. Detailed with the infamous V-shaped trim, the car is on its own level. It was the ’57 Chevy and everything else. That’s why the car is regarded as even more valuable than the 1969 Camaro by many collectors. The car wasn’t just for show either. It was the first Chevrolet that offered fuel injection, air conditioning, power steering/braking and signal-seeking AM radio all together.
1. 1953 Corvette
If you’re going to be considered the best Chevrolet of all time, you have to be considered a game changer. That is exactly what the ’53 Corvette did. While a lot of people will note the style and beauty of the ’63 Sting Ray, my number one favorite changed the auto world forever. The entire sport car lineage started when this V8 engine roared into action. This polo white Corvette stands for everything a vehicle ever tried to achieve: power, performance and style. Chevy runs deep, and the ’53 Corvette has taken the world further than any of its competitors.
So, that’s our list. What would you change? Let us know in the comments below.