Spain 1978-1979: Seat 127 and Ford Fiesta lead the way

Ford Fiesta

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Thanks to René and Ricardo, I am now able to share with you more detail on the best-selling models in Spain in 1978 and 1979. The podium is unchanged over both years, with the Seat 127 still in the lead, but now followed by the Ford Fiesta and Renault 5.

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Full Year 1978-1980 Ford Fiesta sales figures below.

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Spain 1974-1977: Seat 127 reaches record levels

1978 Seat 127

* See the 127’s sales figures for each year between 74 and 78 by clicking on the title! *

Thanks to Ricardo we now have access to sales figures of the favourite car in Spain for 4 years in a row between 1974 and 1977: the Seat 127. The small rebadged Fiat reaches 125,066 sales in 1974, which is still today (2012) the highest volume ever delivered by a single model in one year in Spain. Each year after that is slightly lower but the Seat 127 still passes the 100,000 annual units mark in 1975, 1976 and 1977, before being passed by the Ford Fiesta in 1978. No model would manage that feat again until the Renault Megane 27 years later in 2004!

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Spain 1973: Seat places 4 models in Top 4, 127 leads

Seat 127

* See the Top 8 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Ricardo *

Thanks to Ricardo, I can now share with you the best-selling cars in Spain almost 40 years ago – this is the oldest data yet for this country on Best Selling Cars Blog. At that time Seat produced rebadged Fiats and had a total stranglehold over the Spanish market. The Seat 127 is the most popular model with a mammoth 91,435 sales. The 127 would go on to lead the Spanish models ranking for the following 5 years up until 1978, peaking at an enormous 125,066 units in 1974, still today the highest volume ever reached by a single model in one year in Spain.

Seat 124

Seat 850 at its launch in 1966

Back to 1973: the Seat 124 ranks 2nd with 68,760 sales, the Seat 850 rounds up the podium at 51,234 units, followed by the Seat 1430 with 41,568 sales. Renault also was very popular that year, placing the Renault 12 at #5, the Renault 5 at #7 and the Renault 6 at #8… Lastly the Simca 1200 ranks 6th at 37,895 units.

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