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post #1 of 6 Old 04-17-2015, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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80 Years aboard the Chevrolet Express



The City Express isn't Chevrolets first attempt at accessing the vendor market with small vans. Call it lineage but the Express name spans some 80 years of Chevrolet history.

It all started in the 1930's with the Canopy Express, they were purpose built for street side business, featuring a low tailgate for ease of access and waterproof side curtains to allow sales directly in the van itself. It was the optional Canopy Top and side drop down curtains that earned the Canopy Pickup its nickname 'Express'.

The Canopy was so popular Chevrolet moved 200,000 of them in its first year of sales, in 1936...

Post WWII Chevy took another crack at the Canopy Express. IT was offered in half and full ton versions, the tailgate was even lower and the curtains were still waterproof. This was the milkmans weapon of choice. They sold 345,000 of them in 1949.

The City Express may of started life as a Nissan, but by all intents and purposes its a vehicle worthy of the lineage.
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Never knew it went this far back, but it makes sense especially back in those days with what was involved in getting simple things and services.



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post #3 of 6 Old 05-07-2015, 11:59 AM
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Yeah, it's pretty cool to see where this vehicle has come from. Amazing how the City Express has changed over the years. Great work vehicle and perfectly sized.
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Affordable vehicles for business will always be a good strategy for them most part.



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you are absolutely right bowtie...
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nice. . . . . . .
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