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UK 1972-1973: Ford Cortina best seller

1970 Ford Cortina * See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! * In 1972, the UK new car market shoots up by a huge 27% to a record 1,637,775 registrations before stabilising (+1%) in 1973 at 1,661,639 units. The imports market share is up to 23.5%…

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Finland 1973: Toyota and Corolla triumph

Toyota is the best-selling brand in Finland in 1973 and the Corolla is the best-selling model. * See the Top 55 All-brands and Top 50 models by clicking on the title * Finnish new car sales gain 17.1% in 1973 to 117.967 and it's a historical year in Finland: only…

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France 1973: Renault 12 in pole position

Renault 12 The Renault 12 is the best-selling car in France in 1973 but I don't have any sales data so if you do, please get in touch by commenting on this post! Citroen GS Production figures show the Renault 12 in the lead too by a large margin with…

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Europe 1972: VW Beetle and two Fiats on top

Last year of European reign for the VW Beetle... * See the Top 3 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Flavio * This is the oldest official sales data I have about Europe, and it shows the VW Beetle in the lead with 439,200 sales ahead…

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France 1972: Simca 1100 best-seller

Simca 1100 1972 is a particular year for the French car market: the Simca 1100 takes the lead of the models sales ranking for just one year, and it would be the last Simca model to do so with the pole position being split between Renault and Peugeot models for…

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