Over the years there have been a number of classic cars produced by various manufactures, but Chevrolet is certainly worth focusing on and here we’ll take a look at some of the Most popular Chevy classic cars. Chevrolet started as an independent company even though it’s now part of General Motors and over the years has created a number of cars that are now considered classics. In fact some of its vehicles could be called “iconic.”
- Chevy Bel Air: The Bel Air is one of the big ones in terms of popular classic Chevrolets. The car was first introduced in the mid-1950’s and the versions produced in that era and the 1960’s are still the most sought after by collectors. When it debuted (the name had been used as a blanket one for Chevrolet hard tops for a few years) it was the top of the Chevrolet line and many say that the model in its glory days was far superior to anything produced by any of its competitors. They continued to make Bel Airs into the mid 1970’s.
- Chevy Camaro: Certainly the Camaro is one of Chevrolet’s most beloved and well-known vehicles. It was produced as their answer to the Ford Mustang and their entry into the “pony car” market. It definitely figures prominently in a good many enthusiast’s battles over Chevrolet versus Ford. General Motors’ Pontiac Firebird shares much of the design and equipment of the Camaro and is essentially its sister car.
- Chevy Corvette: The Corvette is the ultimate muscle car in many minds. It was first introduced in 1953. While it is a Chevrolet, in a lot of ways it was considered a car all its own—and would have been even more “top of the line” than the Bel Air or Impala. There were only 300 Corvettes hand-built in its first model year (1953). Collectible Corvettes (the 1953 model is the most sought after) can top the million dollar mark in terms of pricing.
- Chevy Impala: The Impala was positioned at its debut in 1958 as the successor to the Bel Air as the top of the line model for the manufacturer. It remains the most popular of all Chevrolets with collectors. The 1965 model of the Impala has the distinction of setting (and holding to this day) the industry wide record of selling over a million units.
While there are certainly many other collectible Chevrolets—and everyone’s tastes are different—these four models would probably top the lists of many collectors. You can find collectible Chevrolets (and other makes) on the Internet at sites like CarsDirect. It’s probably a foregone conclusion that Chevrolets will remain hot collectors items for many years to come.