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South Africa 1973: Chrysler Valiant and Ford Cortina on top

Chrysler Valiant Rebel

* See the Top 15 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *

Thanks to info shared by Miguel we go back nearly 40 years to detail the best-selling cars in South Africa in 1973… The Chrysler Valiant was the most popular model in the country then, available in four different bodies: the Rebel (sedan), Charger, Barracuda (coupes) and Safari (station wagon).

Ford Cortina

The Ford Cortina took the 2nd spot, ahead of the Hillman Hunter, later produced in Iran to become the Paykan, Ford Escort and Ford Ranger. Notice the Volvo 144/164 at #6 and the Datsun 1600 SSS at #11, the best-selling Japanese car in the country that year.

Full Year 1973 Top 15 Ranking Table and more images below.

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