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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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France 1969-1971: Peugeot 204 dominates

Peugeot 204 * See the Top 5 best-selling/most produced models by clicking on the title! * For the first time since the end of the War, a Peugeot leads the year-end sales ranking in France. #2 in 1968, the Peugeot 204 passes the Renault 4 in 1969 to become the…

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Norway 1971: Volvo 140 takes the lead

Volvo 144 * See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rene * Norwegian car sales are up 16% year-on-year to 81,472 registrations. Massive event in 1971: after 12 consecutive years of VW Beetle leadership, the Volvo 140 Series becomes the most popular model…

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