Over a century ago in 1911 race car driver Louis Chevrolet and GM founder William C “Willy” Durant co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Company in Detroit. The first production Chevy was the Classic Six of 1912, which sold for $2,500, followed by the Royal Mail roadster in 1914 and the Baby Grand touring car. The now iconic bowtie emblem was first introduced in 1913, and by the 1920s Chevrolet’s success had enabled Durant to regain control of GM, with Chevrolet merging into GM as a separate division. Chevrolet was tremendously influential during the 1950s and 1960s with the Corvette in 1953 and its first fuel-injected engine in 1957. By 1963 one in every ten cars in the United States was a Chevy.