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World 1974: Toyota Corolla takes command

Toyota Corolla * See more detail by clicking on the title! * While going through old issues of Wheels magazine I came across an article that hinted at the best-selling models in the world in 1974. This is the oldest official information about the world best-sellers I could get my…

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Sweden 1971-1974: Volvo 140 continues to dominate

1973 Volvo 144 * Many thanks to Torbjörn for making this update possible! * I only have official sales data for the best-selling model in Sweden over the period: the Volvo 140 Series. Launched in 1967, the Volvo 140 grabbed the pole position in 1968 and kept it for 7 consecutive…

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Finland 1974: Lada 1200 new best-seller

The Lada 1200 is the best-selling vehicle in Finland in 1974. * See the Top 50 All-brands and Top 50 models by clicking on the title * The new car market in Finland is down a steep 18.5% in 1974 to return to five-digit figures at 96.097 units. Fiat reclaims…

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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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