50 Years Ago (December 1963): Record 1963 Sales; Studebaker U.S. Output; New Chrysler Plants
The year 1963 will go down in the record books as the industry best ever car-sales year, according to WAR. With 7,503,000 domestic-make and import units delivered through Dec. 11, the year has surged ahead of the industry’s prior full-year high of 7,460,000 cars sold in 1955. With sales of 7,130,000 through mid-December vs 7,408,000 units in entire 1955, domestic makes appear unlikely to reach a new record. However, all-time high import deliveries are driving 1963’s industry ...
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