08 December 2013

Land Rover Exports By Nation: 1964

Are you sure this is the right way Chaps?

Back in 1964, Land Rover made just one model, what is now known as the Defender. It was a very popular vehicle in many nations, especially in the British Commonwealth. It's a shame manufactures don't release old data like this, as it cannot be commercially sensitive anymore.

In the list below, colour coding is according to region. Yellow: Asia/Pacific, Gold: Africa, Blue: Europe, Grey: Americas, Green: Middle East. The percentage at the end is based on my estimate of 42,500 vehicles produced that year. The list has about 20,400 cars, another 22,000 others went elsewhere. Britain was a obviously a major market, but many more went to numerous other nations.

Some of the names are unusual, such as 'French West and Equatorial Africa' and 'Port West Africa', which I assume is Angola today. An amazing glimpse into a distant time, and quite a different world.


1 Australia 4,160 9.8%

2 South Africa 1,840 4.3%

3 French Eq Africa 1,160 2.7%

4 East Africa 1,120 2.6%

5 Switzerland 1,010 2.4%

6 USA 950 2.2%

7 NZ 920 2.2%

8 Port West Africa 890 2.1%

9 Malaysia 860 2.0%

10 Persian Gulf 720 1.7%

10 Indonesia 720 1.7%

12 Thailand 695 1.6%

13 Chile 670 1.6%

14 Rhodesia 655 1.5%

15 Nigeria 655 1.5%

16 Libya 600 1.4%

17 Saudi Arabia 525 1.2%

18 Algeria 520 1.2%

19 Iran 475 1.1%

19 Ghana 475 1.1%

21 Yemen (Aden) 430 1.0%

22 Lebanon 375 0.9%

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