There's no denying that the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is one of the most impressively capable and exceptionally advanced pickups ever produced. As the most powerful, strongest, and smartest Silverado 1500 yet, the 2019 Silverado 1500 is an easy choice for pickup drivers who don't compromise on quality, thanks to its game-changing design and engineering.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500's legacy wasn't built overnight. In fact, it's the product of more than 100 years of Chevrolet truck innovation - and a look into this history gives us an idea of what really went into creating the king of the pickup world.
The legendary history of the Chevrolet truck begins in 1918, with the production of the Chevrolet One-Ton. Boasting 36 horsepower and a starting MSRP of just over $1,000, the 1918 One-Ton was a far cry from the Chevrolet pickups of today. However, it was an impressive innovation in its day, and it marked the start of a long line of evolving Chevrolet pickups. 
The advent of the 1967 C/K10 Series marked a huge evolution in the history of Chevrolet trucks. Packed with exciting new features, a stylish exterior, and comfortable interior, the C/K line added comfort and versatility to what used to strictly be a work vehicle.
100 Years Later
Today, Chevrolet trucks are revered for their power, capability, versatility, and technology, offering drivers with any lifestyle an exceptional driving experience. 
By the middle of the century, Chevrolet trucks began to look a lot more like the pickups we see today. The 1947 3100 Series used the new postwar "Advance Design," which gave it a modern look that made it an instant hit with a diverse group of drivers.

Although the nameplate designated it as a trim level since 1975, the Chevrolet Silverado came into its own as a distinct model in 1999. With a decidedly modern design and the new Vortec™ V8 engine, the 1999 Silverado is a truly groundbreaking pickup.

See what 100 years of history has built - come test drive the Silverado at Frederick Chevrolet.

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