Business: AUTO PRODUCTION

The drop in auto production from the boom year of 1955 to the leaner days of 1958 comes into sharp focus in these tables compiled from industry statistics for each of the last four model years from first production to final changeover. 1958 1957 1956 1955 Chevrolet 1,283,052 1,552,471 1,617,398 1,766,013 Ford 961,236 1,655,068 1,468,734 1,451,157 Plymouth 399,236 662,824 526,852 672,130 Oldsmobile 296,369 384,392 485,459 583,181 Buick 241,908 405,086 572,024 738,814 Pontiac 217,282 334,041 405,730 554,090 Rambler 162,182 84,699 66,573 81,237 Dodge 138,166 281,359 233,686 273,286 Mercury 128,270 286,163 327,943 329,808 Cadillac 121,083 146,840 154,631 140,778 Edsel 60,754 Chrysler 60,601 115,858...