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France 1957-1960: Renault Dauphine reigns

Renault Dauphine * See the Top 5 most produced models by clicking on the title! * Launched in 1956, the Renault Dauphine is an instant hit and becomes the best-selling car in France as early as for its first full year of sales in 1957. Production figures are immediately very…

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Norway 1957-1958: Volvo 444/544 takes the lead

Volvo PV444 * See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rene * The Norwegian car market is in strong progression over the period, up 58% in 1957 to 16,989 registrations and a further 10% in 1958 to 18,619 units. Surprise in both years:…

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Germany 1955-1957: VW Beetle and BMW Isetta popular

BMW Isetta * Many thanks to Florian for making this post possible! * During the period car sales continued to accelerate in Germany: from 494,200 registrations in 1955 (+29%) to 582,100 in 1956 (+18%) to 639,600 in 1957 (+10%). The VW Beetle follows the market's growth and stabilises itself around…

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France 1956: Simca Aronde takes the lead

The Simca Aronde is the best-selling vehicle in France in 1956. The French new car market is up by the double-digit for the third straight year in 1956 at +13.6% to a new all-time record 629.164 deliveries including commercial vehicles. Imports on the other hand edge up just 3.4% to…

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Norway 1956: VW Beetle and Pobeda dominate

Pobeda (4wd model aka GAZ M-71) * See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rene * This is the oldest official models ranking I can share with you about Norway. 10,782 vehicles were sold in 1956 in Norway and at that time the…

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