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Germany 1967-1970: VW Beetle and Opel Kadett on top

VW Beetle

* See ‘Read more’ for the 1967-1970 Rankings – many thanks to Florian for the data! *

Car sales in Germany drop by 10% in 1967 at 1,356,655 registrations before gaining 5% in 1968 (1,425,089) and a massive 29% in 1969 (1,841,048). The VW Beetle celebrates 20 years in German pole position in 68 and gets back above 300,000 sales the year after at 332,612 units in 69 and 328,715 in 70.

Opel Kadett

The Opel Kadett should rank 2nd all through the period, selling 159,907 units in 69, while the Opel Rekord, Ford 12M/15M, VW 1600, Ford 17M/20M and Capri (76,443 sales in 69) also shine.

Renault 4

Notice the Renault 4 up to a fantastic 84,900 sales in 1970, its best-ever in the country, meaning it probably ranks within the Top 5 that year – the best-ever ranking for a foreign model in Germany since the 40s. The Ford Escort launches in 68 but starts slow, only reaching 40,027 sales in 70.

1967-1970 Ranking Tables below.

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