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UK 1967: Ford Cortina takes the lead

1966 Ford Cortina

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The UK new car market is up 6% year-on-year in 1967 to 1,102,266 registrations. After two years of domination by the Austin Morris 1100, the Ford Cortina, helped by the third generation of the model launched last year, is up 30% year-on-year to take the lead of the UK models ranking at 165,123 sales and a fantastic 15% share. The Austin Morris 1100/1300 drops 14% to 2nd place at 131,382 units and 11.9%.

Vauxhall Viva

Also boosted by its 1966 facelift, the Vauxhall Viva is up an impressive 68% this year to 100,220 units and 9.1% share, climbing onto the podium in third place, passing the Austin Morris Mini, down 10% to 82,436 sales and 7.5%. Notice also the thunderous arrival in the Top 5 of the Rootes “Arrow” at #5 with 79,376 units and 7.2% share and the Triumph 1300/1500 up 117%.

Full Year 1967 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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