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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1960 Cars

   The Sixties 1960s Classic Cars 1960 Cars “The industry had a mixed year in 1960. Sales were good and production was high, but dealers held heavy inventories throughout the year.In December, 1,000,000 new-model cars were waiting for customers.Detroit assembled 6,694,327 passenger cars, second only to the record 7,900,000 output in 195. …

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1959 Cars

 The Fifties 1950s Classic Cars 1959 Cars “The small car made big news in the automobile field in 1959. After long planning and study, the industry’s “Big Three”-General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler–decided to fight for a share of the growing small-car market. Late in the year, they introduced their”compact cars.” The move opened …

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1958 Cars

 The Fifties 1950s Classic Cars 1958 Cars “Production and sales dropped far below their expected volume in 1958.The growing sales of smaller automobiles pointed to the need for a major revision in the big-car industry. United States automobile makers turned out 4,600,000 units, the smallest number since 1948. The American Motors Corporation, …

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