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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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  1. Maxri333
    February 18th, 2014 at 21:41 | #1

    Italy 1971 full year 1 428 228 sales
    1.Fiat 816 423
    2.Alfa Romeo 72 568
    3.Ford 70 853
    4.Autobianchi 62 418
    5.Simca 58 352
    6.Leyland Innocenti 56 452
    7.Opel 47 541
    8.NSU 45 999
    9.Citroen 44 962
    10.Renault 40 472
    Model:
    1. Fiat 500(F and L) 320 365
    2.Fiat 128 (berlina,familiare,rally) 196 204+1370 sport coupe
    3.Fiat 127 100 523
    4.Fiat 124 berlina,fam. 91 540+16 382 sport coupe,spider
    5.Leyland Innocenti Mini Minor 850 44 599+Mini Cooper 7 235
    6.Ford Escort 45 691
    7.Autobianchi A 122 40 198
    8.NSU Prinz 4 38 540
    9.Opel Kadett 38 320
    10.Simca 1000 36 759
    Source Quattroruote

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