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Greece 1932: Ford & Chevrolet most popular, 4 US brands in Top 6

1930 Ford Model A

* See the Top 6 best-selling manufacturers by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Bill *

Yesterday Bill offered me a little present for BSCB’s 2nd Anniversary: the best-selling manufacturers in Greece in… 1932! This makes Greece the only country with the USA to feature pre-World War II car sales info. If you do have any info about any car market before 1940, please make sure to get in touch by either commenting on this post or clicking on the ‘Contact us’ tab and filling your details.

While over the first 6 months of 1929, 548 new passenger cars found a buyer in Greece (351 of them taxis), the Great Depression that followed brought the market down to just 273 units over the Full Year 1932. US carmakers are frankly dominant, with Ford in the lead at 60 sales and 22% market share, followed by Chevrolet at #2 and 12.5% while Buick ranks #5 at 6.2% and Plymouth #6 at 4%.

Next post: Greece 1962-1979: Ford and Opel pass the relay to Fiat and Japs

Full Year 1932 Top 6 Ranking Table below.

Greece Full Year 1932:

PosBrand1932%
1Ford6022.0%
2Chevrolet3412.5%
3Fiat238.4%
3Morris238.4%
5Buick176.2%
6Plymouth114.0%

Source: Henry Ford- Benson Ford research centre, many thanks to Bill for sharing the data!

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  1. Wonderful photo, it would to be great to know what the sales figures for other countries were from that period, information must be difficult to find, Ford probably ruled the world then

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