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Norway 1965-1967: Beetle, Ford Cortina & Volvo Amazon shine

Ford Cortina

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Norwegian car sales are in constant progression over the period: +2% in 1965 to 56,319 registrations, +7% in 1966 to 60,484 and +8% in 1967 to 65,181. The VW Beetle reigns on the models ranking over the period, grabbing 19% of the market in '65, 17.1% in '66 and 17.2% in '67. The #2 also stays unchanged: the Ford Cortina improves its market share all through the period at 8.5% in '65, 10.4% in '66 and 10.8% in '67.

Volvo Amazon

The Opel Rekord/Caravan stays #3 in '65 with 4,183 sales and 7.4% but is passed by the Volvo Amazon in '66 at 5,282 units and 8.7%, up 43% and by far its strongest year in Norway. The Amazon keeps its third place in '67 in spite of falling by 18% to 4,332 sales and 6.6%. Notice also the VW 1600 landing at #8 in '66 and the Volvo 140 Series at #9 in '67.

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Full Year 1965, 1966 and 1967 Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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  1. alex
    June 3rd, 2012 at 04:50 | #1

    They were European crazy in the 60s.

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