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Chevrolet Trucks Celebrates 100 Years with Centennial Special Editions

Chevrolet trucks celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018 with special edition versions of the full-size Silverado and midsize Colorado pickup trucks. In 1918, Chevy launched its truck division with the 1918 One-Ton. Modeled on the vehicles used in its car assembly plants to move parts, the One-Ton was little more than a chassis powered by a 36-horsepower inline 4-cylinder engine. It had an open cab with a wooden bench seat, and a top speed of 25 miles per hour.

Unveiled at this year’s State Fair of Texas, the 2018 Silverado and Colorado Centennial Special Editions are a tip of the Chevy hat to that first production truck and all those that followed. They will share front and rear heritage bowtie emblems, a 100-year door badge, spray-in bedliner with a heritage bowtie emblem, accessory floor liners with heritage bowtie emblems, Centennial Blue exterior paint and chrome tow hooks.

Additionally, Silverado versions will be Crew Cabs in LTZ Z71 trim, have 22-inch painted wheels with chrome inserts, all-terrain tires and a chrome bowtie on the steering wheel. Colorado versions will come in either Crew Cab or Extended Cab configurations in Z71 trim with a body-color rear bumper, a body-color grille surround and LT optional 18-in wheels with a monochromatic cap, as well as chrome belt molding, chrome mirror caps and chrome door handles.

Look for the Silverado Centennial Special Edition Chevrolet trucks to arrive in showrooms later this month, with the Colorado version to follow in November. Chevy hasn’t yet announced pricing.

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Russ Heaps
Russ Heaps is an author specializing in automotive, financial and travel news. For nearly 35 years he has covered the automotive industry for newspapers, magazines and internet websites. His resume includes The Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald, The Washington Times and numerous other daily newspapers through syndication. He edited Auto World magazine, and helped create and edit NOPI Street Performance Compact magazines. He supplied financial content and automotive-industry analysis to Bankrate.com and Interest.com.

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