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Founded in 1930 by Pretow Darden in downtown Norfolk, Colonial Chevrolet has grown to become the number one Chevrolet dealer in Tidewater for over 20 years. Darden, a former Mayor of Norfolk and Uncle a Governor of Virginia, founded the dealership on Colonial Avenue in Norfolk and in 1968 moved the dealership to it's present location on Virginia Beach Boulevard. Joshua Darden Jr. joined the company in 1960 and formed Colonial Auto Group. Darden quickly lead the Chevrolet dealership to be the 43rd largest Chevrolet in the country (among 4500 dealer nationally), by sales volume. 
 
In 1994, founding owner Rick Hendrick of Hendrick Automotive, joined Colonial Chevrolet in a joint ownership deal with Darden, to later add Colonial Chevrolet at one of his 65 dealerships in 10 states from North Carolina to California. 
 
Hendrick's interest in cars extends beyond selling to racing. Hendrick Motorsports is widely known in NASCAR with 4 teams, 4 Winston Cup titles, 2 Craftsman Series Cup titles and numerous races, pole positions and track records. The famous Hendrick racing team has such drivers as Jeff Gordon, Terry Labonte, Jimmie Johnson, Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch. 
 
The Rick Hendrick winning team will satisfy all your desires and needs with our professional and courteous staff, extensive selection and our Good wrench Service Plus plan that will keep your car or truck in top working condition. 











Colonial Chevrolet is a new car dealership in Virginia proudly serving the tidewater area; Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Eastern shore, Franklin, Williamsburg, Newport news and Hampton. We repair automobiles, cars and trucks. We perform maintenance and repairs on components such as; oil change, tire rotation, brakes, transmission, differential, hub bearings, tire replacement, power steering, water pump, engine, transfer case, airbag, seatbelt, tune up, air filter, shocks, struts, cv joints, spark plug wires, fuel pump, battery, window motor, mirrors, belts, computer and lights. We repair all GM models; avalanche, cobalt, silverado, impala, corvette, tahoe, suburban, malibu, traverse, aveo, yukon, denali, colorado, canyon, sierra, acadia,  envoy, savanah, g3, g6, g8, vibe, solstice, torrent, enclave, lacrosse, lucerne, h2, h3, astra, aura, outlook, sky, vue, cts, sts, dts, escalade and deville. 
 
 
 
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