75 Years Ago (April 1939): February Car Sales Up; UAW Rift Deepens; Crosley Car Bows Ward’s Automotive Reports’ Apr. 1, 1939, issue notes new-car sales in 45 selected states rose 32.6% in February over the prior year, to 144,583 units from 109,006. But despite a 26.1% sales increase to 34,355 cars, first-place Chevrolet’s market share declined to 23.8% from 25.0%. Second-place Ford posted a 5.5% sales increase, but its share fell to 19.1% from 24.0% in February 1938. ...


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