St. Louis Truck Assembly

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St. Louis Truck Assembly was a General Motors automobile factory that built GMC/Chevrolet trucks, GM "A" body passenger cars, the Chevrolet Nova, and 1954-1981 Corvette models. Opened in the 1920s, it closed on August 7, 1986, although the plant essentially was doomed when on August 1, 1981 one assembly line was closed and Corvette production was shifted to Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky [1] Thereafter, it only built R- and V-series crew cab and cab/chassis trucks before that output was moved to GM's Janesville Assembly.[2] Automobile production was transferred to the new Wentzville Assembly in 1986.

Chevrolet Assembly (pre-General Motors Assembly Division c. 1965)[edit]

Plants operated under Chevrolet Assembly management prior to General Motors Assembly Division management (most established pre-1945). Additional Chevrolet Assembly plants were located at Buffalo, New York and Oakland, California. Framingham, Massachusetts is unusual in that it changed from Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac Assembly management to Chevy management prior to becoming GMAD.

The terminology is confusing because most plants assembled more than just Chevrolet or B-O-P, and refers to the management structure only. The five brands originated vehicles from their respective "home" plants, where vehicles were assembled locally for their respective regions. Vehicles were also produced in "knock-down" kits and sent to the branch assembly locations. The "home" branches were Flint, Michigan for both Buick and Chevrolet; Oldsmobile at Lansing, Michigan; Pontiac at Pontiac, Michigan; and Cadillac at Detroit, Michigan.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ward's Automotive Yearbook 1988. Ward's Communications, Inc. 1988. p. 129. 
  2. ^ Ward's Automotive Yearbook 1987. Ward's Communications, Inc. 1988. p. 247. 
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Coordinates: 38°40′53.79″N 90°15′32.26″W / 38.6816083°N 90.2589611°W / 38.6816083; -90.2589611