Archive : Ford takes the lead

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

By Clifford Webb

Ford is now outselling British Leyland in the United Kingdom for the first time since the British group was formed six years ago. This development will be confirmed officially next week when the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders publishes details of new car registrations.

Reliable sources in the car Industry said last night that Ford took more than 30 per cent of the market in July compared with BLMC’s 28 per cent. In June BLMC with 32 per cent were six points clear of Ford with 26 per cent. The 4 per cent drop in July has all gone to Ford.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Keith Adams

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