Blog: How it useta be: Chevy assembly c. '59
Graeme Roberts | 1 February 2011
Classic car specialist publisher Hemmings has learned of a fascinating collection of photos showing '59 Chevys (the model year in which the fins reached their zenith) being assembled at Tarrytown, New York, which closed in '96 and is now just another concrete slab in that automaker's chequered history.
Tarrytown exported some cars, it pops up in production lists as a source of both LHD and RHD units though a lot of Chevrolet exports of the era - particularly to the British Commonwealth - came from Oshawa, east of Toronto. That plant's still going, too.
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