The first Chevrolet pickup truck appeared in 1924, though in-house designs didn't
arrive until 1930. The 1960 model year introduced a new body style of light pick-up truck
that featured many firsts. Among them included a drop-center ladder frame allowing the cab to
sit lower and independent front suspension, for an almost car-like ride in a truck.
In 1909, GM purchased the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company, forming the basis of the General
Motors Truck Company, now know as the "GMC Truck." GMC and Chevrolet trucks are
almost identical excluding the grilles and nameplates.