CANBERRA — Australian auto makers sold a record 72,332 units in October, placing the industry on track for a yearly record of 820,000 sales, besting 1998’s record sales of 807,669. October sales climbed 9% on the year-ago month and sales in the first 10 months of 684,761 units were 8.2% ahead of the prior year’s 51,8738. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries executive Peter Sturrock says in published reports that a record sales year clearly is in the cards. "Buyers are being ...

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