Autos: A Greenbacked Year On the Dusty Lots

While all eyes are on the pace of car sales in the nation's auto showrooms (April set another monthly record), 1963 is also proving a greenbacked year for the men who preside over the dusty, sunbaked used-car lots. Detroit watches used-car sales as closely as new-model sales in judging how long the auto boom can continue. The signs are encouraging: about four used cars are now being sold for every three new ones, and at least 13 million used cars will probably be sold in 1963. While used-car dealers can usually sell a "cream puff"—the car in good condition...