The year 1918 marked the first Chevrolet pickup truck: the Chevrolet One-Ton and half-ton Light Delivery. One hundred years later, Chevrolet has sold 85 million pickup trucks, and it’s kicking off a birthday celebration with a special edition Silverado.
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition made its debut at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas, and the truck sports a handful of vintage cues. Most notably, the heritage-inspired bowtie emblem is present at the front and rear of the 2018 Silverado Centennial Edition. The badge is lifted from some of the earliest Chevrolet pickups, and the brand says the font is a direct trace from the original bowtie badge.
Centennial Edition Silverados earn a coat of “Centennial Blue” exterior paint to compliment the heritage badging, and a “100 Year” badge is present on the door. The heritage badging is also present on the spray-in bedliner and floor liners. Finally, chrome tow hookes, a chrome bowtie badge on the steering wheel and 22-inch wheels wrapped in 22-inch all-terrain tires complete the Silverado Centennial Edition.
The special truck will be available on the LTZ Z71 crew cab model and dealers will begin to receive 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Editions in October. But, wait, that’s not all.
Chevrolet will hold a centennial celebration on December 16, 2017, at Texas Motor Speedway. It will cap 100 days celebrating Chevy trucks and is free of charge. However, members of Chevrolet’s Truck Legends program will receive first dibs on space, since availability is limited.