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William C. Durant and Louis Chevrolet founded Chevrolet in Detroit in 1911. Louis Chevrolet was a Swiss-born American racecar driver. W.C. Durant was an American automobile pioneer who had purchased Cadillac and built General Motors (read GMC history). However, Durant overextended himself financially and in 1910, the banking interests that assumed control of GM ousted him. The partnership between Durant and Chevrolet formed quickly but just as quickly, a disagreement between the two men emerged. In 1914, W.C. Durant bought out Louis Chevrolet and got sole ownership of the company.
Walter Chrysler and Chrysler Corporation
The car maker Chrysler history began in the early 1920s, when Walter Chrysler left Willys to overhaul the Maxwell Car Company. 1924 saw the introduction of the Chrysler Automobile, a well-received car that included features which, at the time, were reserved for more expensive vehicles. Among these were an air filter on the carburetor and an oil filter. In 1925, the Maxwell Car Company was reorganized into the Chrysler Corporation.
Today, Ford is more than simply an American automaker. It is an automotive icon woven into the American tapestry and therefore something we often take for granted. However, a long and arduous path brought the Ford Motor Co. to this place – the Ford history.