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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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Sweden 1950: VW Beetle best-seller

VW Beetle * See the Top 5 best-selling brands by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rene * There is only a brands ranking available for 1950 in Sweden and Ford is the best-seller with 16.2% of the market, however Volkswagen coming second at 13.3% means the Beetle should…

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France 1950: Renault 4CV and Peugeot 203 on top

Renault 4CV In 1950, the French market is rebooted: rationing tickets are a thing of the past, the sale of petrol is not controlled anymore, people can move wherever they want inside the country and raw materials are more widely available. New passenger car and light commercial vehicle registrations leap…

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Italy 1928-1950: Annual sales volumes now available

Fiat 514 Saloon (1929) Exclusive annual sales data covering almost 25 years from 1928 onwards is now available for Italy, sourced from ANVIA and UNRAE. Fiat 527 Ardita (1934) The market remains very limited over the period, with a peak at 33.436 units in 1929 (+108%) on the previous years,…

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