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Chevrolet
Chevrolet
With a peppy 265-cubic-inch V-8 and fresh streamlined styling, it created a new identity for this mainstream brand. More than 1.7 million Bel Airs and other models were sold the first year, making Chevy as American as baseball and apple pie.

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Last updated November 25 2008: 8:02 AM ET
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