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  1. ant
    September 17, 2012

    Lancia had even a local production in Greece of Fulvia sedan at that time that’s why was popular :)

  2. Marc
    September 17, 2012

    Great see Lancia in TOP10 Brand in 1972 !

  3. Bill
    September 2, 2012

    Greece 1977.
    In 1977 there was a great raise in car sales in the country.
    Market stopped just under the 100.000 mark (from almost 58.500 sales the previous year).
    Fiat was the best selling brand in Greece with around 15.000 sales. A massive winner thanx to small hatchback “127″ and small sedan “128″ as well to “131″ a success in the mid family sedans here, in the ’70s. Fiat took a big step forward compared with all the other brands. Only Opel came close to 10.000 sales in 1977, behind Fiat.

  4. Bill
    August 31, 2012

    Hi Matt.
    From the National Statistical Service of Greece.
    Car manufacturers with over 2.000 new registrations for 1968.
    1) Opel (2.687)
    2) Fiat
    3) Volkswagen
    and Ford UK + Germany (1.032 & 1.278 respectively )

    1st Japanese manufacturer for 1968 : Datsun-Nissan with 709 registrations.

  5. Bill
    July 10, 2012

    I’m coming back with some 1963 sales info. These are 12 months sales for Athens metropolitan area only.
    This year Ford (UK+ Germany) leads once again with 1266 sales. Most sales goes to Ford UK. Cortina Mk1 was a very popular car anyway in Greece. Strong sales for Fiat as well, with 859 sales.
    Volkswagen seems to be in third place with 683 sales in Athens.
    Market goes up in 1963 compared with the previous year.
    I hope i can find more data soon.

    • matgasnier
      July 10, 2012

      Many thanks for all this info as always Bill!

  6. Bill
    July 9, 2012


    Yes, Fiat 124 & 128 were very popular, as well as 127 in the 70′s.

    Now, i got some sales data for 1962 & 1963 in Greece.
    These are for Athens metropolitan area only (biggest market in the country anyway).
    For 1962 Ford (UK+Germany) leads the game with 817 sales (with most sales goes to Ford Germany). Fiat seems to be 2nd with 611 sales (my infos says that stats combines some Neckar sales too) and Peugeot 3rd with 511 sales. VW is 4th with 442 sales. It’s strange that Opel (always a popular brand in Greece) is not so strong in 1962. Not even in the top 5, wich includes Hillman with 354 sales, behind VW!
    I reapeat that these data are 1962 total sales (12months period) for Athens area only.
    I will come with some 1963 data soon.

  7. Ricardo
    June 11, 2012

    then the most populars Fiat in Greece were the 124 and 128

  8. Ricardo
    June 11, 2012

    The Datsun sold in Greece in early 70s were the Datsun 1200 ( B110 Sunny, not sure with what name sold in Greece) and the PL510 Bluebird, at least those were the most popular

  9. Bill
    June 10, 2012

    Hi Matt. Great job.
    I just found No1 brand for 1972 & 1973 in Greece: FIAT.
    As for Japanese cars, first imports in early 60s, with very low sales.
    By 1968 Datsun had almost 31% of sales of all Japanese cars in the country.

  10. David
    December 17, 2011

    Wow those figures are shocking. Australia has a population that’s about double Greece, but in 1969, about 488,000 cars were sold here. That’s 23 times that of Greece, despite only being twice the size.

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