Ranson E. Old created the mass market with his Curved Dash Olds, which sold 600 the first year, and in three years was selling 5,000 cars in the very early 20th century. Here are the top 5 best selling cars of all time:
4. The Ford Escort
Over 20 million Escorts have been built since 1968, despite it being being out of production since 2000. To help compete with the Japanese cars which have been dominating the compact-car scene, Ford decided to introduce the Escort in both a two-door hatchback or four-door wagon models. After multiple design tweaks to both the body and the engine, the Escort was considered a solid compact car for the price (base under $12,000).
3. Volkswagen Beetle
The “Bug”, as it’s known, first hit the road in 1933 and has seen very little change in its design. It has been a very well-loved car for many decades, and it has sold more than 23 million. Mr. Walt Disnsey himself helped to further idoliz the car by making the movie “The Love Bug” in 1968. The Volkswagen Beetle has had international success all over the world. Volkswagen also re-introduced a newer model in the 1990s, and it became a favorite car for a new generation. Base price is under $20,000.
2. Volkswagen Golf
Originally, this car was branded as the Rabbit when it was introduced in 1974. This Volkswagen’s started at $17,995. To date, they have sold 27.5 million of these sedans. The Golf has a reputation for being quick and fun.
1. Ford F-Series
This pick-up truck, which which was first sold in 1948, happens to be the best-selling vehicle of 2011 and is second most sold car with 35 million sold. The average price for is $22,990.