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1969 Cars

The Sixties 1960s Classic Cars 1969 Cars New car sales in the United States in 1969 set a calendar-year record exceeding 9.5 million. The previous record, 9,403,862, was set in 1968. The 1969 success was due in part to imported-car sales, which passed 1 million for the first time. Scattered strikes and a …

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1968 Cars

The Sixties 1960s Classic Cars 1968 Cars “The auto industry had its biggest sales year in history in 1968. New car sales were estimated at more than 9.6 million, about 300,000 more than in the previous record year of 1965. Truck sales were estimated at 1.8 million, about 300,000 ahead of the …

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1967 Cars

The Sixties 1960s Classic Cars 1967 Cars 1960s Auto Industry The auto industry ran into rough going in 1967 and had to settle for its third best year in sales and sixth best in production. Labor problems were regarded as the prime roadblock. Just as Ford Motor Company, the world’s second largest automaker …

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1966 Cars

The Sixties 1960s Classic Cars 1966 Cars Safety was the main chapter of the automobile story in 1966 as the industry chalked up its second best sales and production year, topped only by record-setting 1965. Virtually everyone talked about highway safety and the need for cutting down on the nation’s traffic toll …

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1965 Cars

The Sixties 1960s Classic Cars 1965 Cars The U.S. auto industry had its biggest year in 1965, with production,sales, employment, and profits soaring to all-time highs. An estimated 9,000,000 cars rolled off U.S. assembly lines during the year. This,easily shattered the old industry record of 7,941,538, set in 1955.These, plus 550,000 foreign …

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1964 Cars

The Sixties 1960s Classic Cars 1964 Cars THE U.S. auto industry was hampered by strikes and parts shortages in 1964 but finished the calendar year with near-record production and sales figures. According to final, unofficial tabulations by Automotive News, 7,746,000 passenger cars rolled off the lines. That made it the second best …

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1963 Cars

The Sixties 1960s Classic Cars 1963 Cars Automobile manufacturers of the United States generally added to the size, engines, and trimmings of their cars in 1963 and wound up with one of their best years on record. During the 1963 model run, U.S. plants turned out 7,339,992 passenger cars, breaking the previous …

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1962 Cars

The Sixties 1960s Classic Cars 1962 Cars “The public’s preference in 1962 shifted from austere, smaller cars to the more luxurious, slightly larger models. Variety remained the key, with more than 300 individual models available from five major U.S. manufacturers. Buyers flocked into showrooms. Domestic car sales boomed. They reached heights scaled …

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1961 Cars

The Sixties 1960s Classic Cars 1961 Cars Automobile (1961)”Recovery was late in coming to the automotive industry in 1961. A backlog of 1,000,000 new-model cars in dealer’s showrooms in January plus strikes in the fall added up to lower production than in 1960. Sales of U.S.-assembled automobiles totaled 5,500,000 units in 1961. …

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