Italy 1970-1971: Fiat 500 leads, Fiat 128 up to #2

Fiat 500

* See the Top 30 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Andrea *

1970 and 1971 are the last two years of reign for the legendary Fiat 500. Over the first 5 months of 1970 it still sells 140,111 units, down 13% over the same period in 1969. The event that year is the arrival of the Fiat 128 on the podium at 61,679 units, pushing the Fiat 850 down to #3 with 51,205 sales, down 47%. Notice also the arrival of the Fiat 127 in 1971 with 100,523 sales over the full year (that’s the only models data I have for that year).

Fiat 128

NSU Prinz

In 4th place the Fiat 124 drops 27% and the Alfa Romeo Giulia is down 8% at #5. The NSU Prinz is the best-selling foreign model in the country again, up an impressive 20% year-on-year to 23,120 sales in 6th place. The two best newcomers in the Top 30 are the Autobianchi A112 up to #11 and the Ford Capri up to #16.

Thanks to the UNRAE team, I can now share with you the Top 20 best-selling brands for both years (see ‘Read more’ to check it out).

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Full 5 months 1970 Top 30 Ranking Table: see ‘Read more’ below the Capri pic.

Ford Capri

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