Brazil 1966-1969: VW Fusca and Kombi dominate

The VW Fusca continues to dominate Brazilian car sales and production, constantly progressing over the period to reach a 48% share of all production in 1967, 53% in 1968 when it passes the 100,000 units for the first time at 123,089 and 47% in 1969. The VW Kombi, in production…

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Sweden 1968-1969: Volvo 140 Series on top

1969 Volvo 142 * 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, taking the relay from the Volvo Amazon. Launched in 1967, the Volvo 140 grabbed the pole position in…

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Italy 1969: Fiat 500, 850 and 124 on podium

Fiat 500 Over the first 5 months of 1969, the Fiat 500 is by far the best-selling car in Italy with over 160.000 sales, followed by the Fiat 850 just under 100.000, the Fiat 124 above 50.000 and the Alfa Romeo Giulia above 25.000. Fiat 124 Italian manufacturer Innocenti sells…

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UK 1967: Ford Cortina takes the lead

1966 Ford Cortina * See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on 'Read more' at end of post! * The UK new car market is up 6% year-on-year in 1967 to 1,102,266 registrations. After two years of domination by the Austin Morris 1100, the Ford Cortina, helped by the…

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France 1967: Renault 4 reclaims leadership

1967 Renault 4 * See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on the title! * After losing its title of best-selling car in France in 1966 to the Citroen Ami 6, the Renault 4 gets a new aluminium grill and jumps back on top in 1967 with 177,950 sales…

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UK 1965-1966: Austin Morris 1100 in charge

Austin Morris 1100 * See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! * The oldest models ranking information I have for the UK dates back to 1965 and at that time 1,098,887 new vehicles found a buyer in the country. The market then goes down 5% to…

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