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Norway 1961-1962: VW Beetle and Ford Anglia on top

1961 German VW Beetle. Picture by Sadymenko. All rights reserved

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Thanks to Alex Daniels I can share with you a Top 10 models ranking for Norway in 1961, half a century ago! This is extremely rare information that you will only find on Best Selling Cars Blog! But you know that already... :-) The VW Beetle is king of the roads with 9,465 units sold this year for a massive 21.4% market share. There is a mix of cars coming from all corners of Europe in the Top 10...

Ford Anglia

The Ford Anglia takes the 2nd spot with 3,663 sales and 8.3%, followed by the Renault Dauphine at 3,479 units, the Opel Rekord at 2,739 and the Volvo 444/445/544 at 2,032. Skoda, Moskwich and Auto Union DKW are also present...

Renault Dauphine

In 1962 the VW Beetle stays in the lead with 7,822 sales and 17.6%, followed once again by the Ford Anglia at 5.7%. The Opel Rekord/Caravan rounds up the podium at 4.9%, ahead of the Renault Dauphine and Volvo Amazon, up 31% to #5

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Full Year 1961 and 1962 Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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  1. Alexander Daniels
    January 22nd, 2012 at 06:42 | #1

    Norway1956 10,782 sales

    Due to the fact that the Norwegian market is rationed; cars sales are rather low. Most cars on Norwegian roads are pre second word war and highly unrefined. Those who can afford a new car bought cars from different parts of the world but particularly from Eastern Europe.
    Top ten are as follows:






    Opel Olympia/Rekord:599



    Opel Kapitän:440

    FSO Warszava:323

  2. Alexander Daniels
  3. January 19th, 2012 at 08:41 | #3

    Haha, and I am worrying about my ’01 4×4 to get to the top of the alps. Nice pics btw!

    • matgasnier
      January 19th, 2012 at 11:02 | #4

      Thanks Trent – am happy about the pics too :-)

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