* See ‘Read more’ for the Top 80 best-selling models! Thanks DC for the data *
We continue to travel through time to land in the USA in 1975. I can share with you the 80 best-selling American passenger cars for that year: the Oldsmobile Cutlass is up 8 spots and 20% to grab the pole position with 324,610 sales, followed by the Ford Granada at #2 for its first full year of sales in the country at 291,140 units.
The Chevrolet Chevelle is down 17% but stays 3rd with 276,206 sales, ahead of the Ford Pinto, last year’s #1, down 25% to 271,880 units and the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, down 3% but up 3 spots to #5 and 267,803 units. The Chevrolet Nova stays #6 with 256,438 sales while the Plymouth Valiant goes from #2 in 1974 to #7 this year at -33%.
Further down the ranking, notice the Chrysler Cordoba up 55 spots to #16, the Chevrolet Monza up 64 spots to #19 and the Ford Elite up 33 spots to #21. The best-selling newcomer in 1975 is the very original AMC Pacer landing directly in 28th position with 88,641 units sold – there are no other newcomers in the Top 50.
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Full Year 1975 Top 80 Ranking Tables below.