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1918 CHEVROLET ONE-TON

THE LEGEND BEGINS

The 1918 One-Ton has the distinction of being the first purpose-built Chevrolet truck.

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

The truck was meant to be an affordable and flexible platform for customers to build on, and could be purchased as either a cowl and chassis or an express body with or without an eight-post curtain top.

INTO THE FOLD

1918 was also the year Chevrolet merged with General Motors, becoming its own division within GM.

U.S. population: 103.2 million

U.S. president: Woodrow Wilson (D-New Jersey)

Price of a gallon of gas: $0.25

Price of a gallon of milk: $0.29

Average household income: $1,518 per year

Price of a new home: $6,187

1918 CHEVROLET ONE-TON