28 August 2016

Italian Car Production (Brand) - 1951-60


I wish more associations were as open as ANFIA. It allows us to peer into the past and see how things were. From it we see the Italian car industry rising from the ashes of WWII. It's surprising how quickly things picked up from the wreckage wrought on Europe not many years earlier.

Fiat of course was the mainstay of the automotive industrial revival, accounting for 84% of the volume for this ten year period. Lancia started as the second brand but was passed by Alfa Romeo through the decade. Autobianchi was part owned by Fiat and made slightly pricier cars than the equivalent Fiat model. Innocenti just started in 1960 making BMC vehicles under licence.

Ferrari and Maserati were of a similar size and the latter just edged ahead by 1960. Iso made the Isetta Bubble Car although the figures her don't quite add up to me.

Over 2.8 million cars were made, Fiat making just over 2.5 million of them. Things were looking better as commerce got back to normal and and more people were able to consider buying a new car.

Yr Fiat Alfa Lancia Auto - Inno- Mas - Ferr - ISO Other Total
Romeo bianchi centi erati ari


51 108,889 1,420 8,614 - - 26 83 - 235 119,267
52 101,659 3,514 8,034 - - 6 90 - 350 113,653
53 132,061 3,477 7,658 - - 20 85 - 297 143,598
54 163,561 3,826 11,782 - - 61 66 1,298 272 180,866
55 218,082 5,919 6,572 - - 111 73 105 126 230,988
56 262,143 11,748 5,746 - - 119 110 17 26 279,909
57 290,672 16,675 10,269 750 - 72 122 - 231 318,791
58 327,049 20,580 10,239 10,898 - 105 149 - 366 369,386
59 412,682 32,089 12,130 12,655 - 249 248 - 621 470,674
60 500,527 57,870 21,022 14,787 870 402 306 - 139 595,923
Av 251,733 15,712 10,207 9,773 870 117 133 473 266 282,306

Data source: ANFIA

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