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UK 1965-1966: Austin Morris 1100 in charge

Austin Morris 1100

* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

The oldest models ranking information I have for the UK dates back to 1965 and at that time 1,098,887 new vehicles found a buyer in the country. The market then goes down 5% to 1,047,522 units in 1966. The Austin Morris 1100 is the best selling car in the country with 157,679 sales and a massive 14.3% share in '65, down to 151,946 and 14.5% in '66.

Ford Anglia

The Top 4 best-sellers stay unchanged during both years: the Ford Cortina is #2, going from 116,637 sales and 10.6% share in '65 to 127,039 and 12.1% in '66. The Austin Morris Mini is #3 and peaks at 104,477 sales and 9.5% in '65, while the Ford Anglia (Harry Potter's car!) is #4 at 84,589 units and 7.7% in '65.

Triumph Herald

Notice also the Vauxhall Victor #5 in '65, the Vauxhall Viva #5 in '66, the Morris Minor at #9 in '65 and the Triumph Herald/Vitesse up to #9 in '66.

Full Year 1965 and 1966 Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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  1. February 11th, 2013 at 19:42 | #1

    Hi Matt,
    I found your website brilliant in listing top UK car sales in Britain from 1965 to date, thank you.

    I am trying to find those also from 1945 ( my year of birth) to 1964 ….and note you have also put out a request for this period .

    I happened to note Austin 10 was best selling car of 1948 ….but way to go to fill in the other 1999 gaps!!

    Thanks again

    • matgasnier
      February 11th, 2013 at 21:21 | #2

      Hi Mike,
      Thanks very much for this info and your praise, I really appreciate it!
      Any detail you can find for the period before 1965 would be amazing…
      Hope I hear from you soon!

    • matgasnier
      February 13th, 2013 at 13:06 | #3

      Hi Mike,
      I was about to write an article about the UK in 1948 with the Austin 10 #1 but it turns out it was only produced until 1947 and almost all models produced after world war 2 were exported, so it seems unlikely it was #1 in 1948? Did you mean 1938?
      Would be awesome if you could clarify :)
      Thanks very much Mike,

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