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UK 1965-1966: Austin Morris 1100 in charge

Austin Morris 1100

* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

The oldest models ranking information I have for the UK dates back to 1965 and at that time 1,098,887 new vehicles found a buyer in the country. The market then goes down 5% to 1,047,522 units in 1966. The Austin Morris 1100 is the best selling car in the country with 157,679 sales and a massive 14.3% share in ’65, down to 151,946 and 14.5% in ’66.

Ford Anglia

The Top 4 best-sellers stay unchanged during both years: the Ford Cortina is #2, going from 116,637 sales and 10.6% share in ’65 to 127,039 and 12.1% in ’66. The Austin Morris Mini is #3 and peaks at 104,477 sales and 9.5% in ’65, while the Ford Anglia (Harry Potter’s car!) is #4 at 84,589 units and 7.7% in ’65.

Triumph Herald

Notice also the Vauxhall Victor #5 in ’65, the Vauxhall Viva #5 in ’66, the Morris Minor at #9 in ’65 and the Triumph Herald/Vitesse up to #9 in ’66.

Full Year 1965 and 1966 Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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