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USA 1977: Chevrolet Impala/Caprice takes the lead, Ford F-Series now best-selling truck

Chevrolet Impala/Caprice

* Click on the title for the Top 10 best-selling models - Thanks to Adam for the data! *

After two years of Oldsmobile domination, the Chevrolet Impala/Caprice takes advantage of its downsizing to become America's best-selling vehicle and passenger car with a whopping 657,151 sales, up 45% on 1976. The Oldsmobile Cutlass is now #2 with sales still up year-on-year, but at a shyer 6% to 527,939 units.

1977 Ford F-Series

In the trucks ranking, the Ford F-Series climbs onto the pole position, and has never looked back since, holding the title of America's best-selling truck for 34 consecutive years!

Ford LTD

Back to passenger cars to salute the 3rd place of the Ford LTD, up 5% on last year to reach 380,499 sales, followed by the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, down one spot to #4. There are 3 newcomers in the Top 10: the Ford Granada directly to 5th place with 355,186 sales, the Ford Thunderbird at #6 and 325,153 units and the Buick Century in 10th position with 279,657 sales.

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  1. John Franklin Mason
    March 9th, 2013 at 12:16 | #1

    Yours truly created the image, the design for Motor Trends Magazine’s “Car of the Year” Award winning 1977 Chevrolet Impala/Caprice while incarcerated in Prison during the early 70’s.

    Penitentiary Staff and Inmates at Marquette and Jackson Michigan Prisons were the first to witness and critique the designs.

  2. adam
    November 19th, 2011 at 13:00 | #2

    Here’s some more based on figures from wards yearbook
    1976
    Oldsmobile Cutlass 495,976
    Chevrolet 454,552
    Chevrolet Monte Carlo 362,171
    Ford LTD 361,691
    Chevrolet Malibu 324,870
    Chevrolet Nova 301,648
    Plymouth Volare 295,202
    Ford Pinto 228,513
    Pontiac Grand Prix 233,052
    Dodge Aspen 218,879
    1978
    1. Chevy Impala/Caprice 621,140
    2. Oldsmobile Cutlass 406,993
    3. Ford Fairmont 405,780
    4. Chevrolet Malibu 374,124
    5. Chevrolet Monte Carlo355,058
    6. Ford LTD 332,930
    7. Buick Century 323,356
    8. Ford Thunderbird 304,430
    9. Oldsmobile 88 273,384
    10.Chevrolet Camaro 260,201
    1979
    1. Chevy Impala/Caprice 449,001
    2. Oldsmobile Cutlass 404,068
    3. Chevrolet Chevette 375,724
    4. Chevrolet Malibu 344,233
    5. Ford Fairmont 338,819
    6. Chevrolet Citation 308,437
    7. Ford Mustang 304,053
    8. Toyota Corolla 274,934
    9. Chevrolet Monte Carlo265,877
    10.Buick Regal 249,379

    • matgasnier
      November 19th, 2011 at 13:20 | #3

      This is great thank you very much Adam!!!
      For 1976 what Chevrolet model is #2 please? your ranking doesn’t indicate it?
      Thanks again
      Matt

  3. adam
    November 19th, 2011 at 11:46 | #4

    I believe I found it in google books

  4. adam
    November 19th, 2011 at 11:19 | #5

    I found these online
    Chevy Impala/Caprice 657,151
    Oldsmobile Cutlass 527,939
    Ford LTD 380,499
    Chevrolet Monte Carlo370,825
    Ford Granada 355,186
    Ford Thunderbird 325,153
    Chevrolet Nova 312,135
    Plymouth Volare 304,305
    Chevrolet Malibu 296,193
    Buick Century 279,657

    • matgasnier
      November 19th, 2011 at 11:41 | #6

      Thanks very much Adam! Are these for 1977? Do you have a source for these figures?
      cheers
      Matt

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