Autos: Chevrolet Runaway

As Detroit assembly lines began to close for the annual model changeover, U.S. auto production in 1962 reached 4,000,000 cars—nearly 1,000,000 ahead of the same time last year. Lion's share of this booming market has gone to the standard-sized Chevrolet, which is rolling toward sales of 1,000,000 1962 cars this year. Ford, which usually runs neck and neck with Chevy, is far behind, with production of its standard-sized Galaxie barely topping 400,000. (Counting all models, Ford has produced 842,000 cars since January, v. 1,300,000 for Chevy.) At the bottom of the heap among the Big...

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