General Motors developed the American-market Chevette in the immediate wake of the 1973 oil crisis, based on the "world car" rear-wheel-drive T-body design, and its low cost of manufacture and simplicity kept it in production here from 1975 all the way through the 1987 model year (for you trivia fans, the very first Chevettes were sold in Brazil in 1973). With versions sold by Isuzu, Vauxhall, Daewoo, Holden, and just about every outpost of the sprawling GM empire, a large percentage of the world's population had the opportunity to drive these cars. Here's a bumper sticker from the "Heartbreak of America" ad campaign of that era, much faded after nearly 30 years in the Colorado sun.
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