|Volvo PV 444 cabriolet I believe|
The car market in Sweden was expanding rapidly after the war and many car brands were around. Sales over doubled in the five years shown here. All cars came from either Europe (pale blue) and the US (purple).
Volvo and Ford were the two makes that were the best selling back then. Ford cars came from England, Germany, the US and France, in that order. Both Opel and Vauxhall were sold as separate brands but I combined them as they were both GM Europe. Further down, Austin was a popular brand on its own, but its merger with Nuffield (Morris, MG, Riley and Wolseley) in 1952 created BMC. Near the bottom is the Minor car brand, which I believe was from Czechoslovakia but soon disappeared after selling well. Willy's merged into Kaiser too, as you can see.
Land Rover is part of Rover's sales, and I combined Borgward, Goliath and Lloyd brands under Borgward. There are so many unfamiliar brands and if anyone would like to add a general comment on them or picked up something I missed, please let us know. I find it a fascinating period for the car industry.