1989, fall of the Berlin wall: what car you used 30 years ago?

Anyone who has memory recalls those images, maybe seen in direct TV: people breaks down with bare hands to a wall, over and celebrated, embracing each other. It is the wall that was born and remained for decades after the second world war, the one that goes down, leaving volar via dust of sad memories and opening new perspectives.

Just the cold war, new social ties and economic, commercial. At that time, the world of the car as it was put? Of course the separation was not conducive to the exchange between the two “blocks” and the fleet is often made to triumph everywhere of the national production. Some Countries are less strong on the face of the automotive industry, traveled with very limited means, and we, italians, we were well-placed at the level of the variety produced in the home.

Italy – Germany 1989

The top10 of the best selling cars thirty years ago, when occurred the collapse of the wall, in Italy rewarded and then the Italian cars, but got in behind them, just a German one. Certainly not possible, but then, the opposite. The ranking of the sales tricolori was composed as follows: Fiat Uno (now without an heir), Fiat tipo and Fiat Panda (both shooting today) Autobianchi Y10 (evolved up to Ypsilon, which is a segment slightly greater than) the Volkswagen Golf (now Golf 8), Renault Supercinque (now Clio) Peugeot 205 (now 208) Alfa Romeo 33 (now partially Juliet) Citroen AX or Opel Kadett.

In Germany instead? Another target for size above all, the most sold were: VW Golf, Opel Kadett, Mercedes 200, Audi 80, VW Passat, Mercedes 190, BMW 3 Series and so on, in the German language also made the top-10. Because the first car foreign it was beyond the 15th place-even the Mazda 626. The “our” One Fiat was the second car German is not the most sold, almost equal to the Mazda, and better of another japanese, the Corolla.