Some facts about #1 best-selling car models in the U.S. since 1949

1983 Olds Cutlass advertisement

After being downsized for 1978, the Olds Cutlass Supreme put that nameplate back on top again for 1979, ’80, ’81, and ’83 – edged out in 1982 by the newly introduced Ford Escort compact.  The 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme marked the last year America’s best-selling car featured rear-wheel-drive and did not have a transversely mounted engine.  (Photo credit: General Motors Corporation)

After being downsized for 1978, the Olds Cutlass Supreme put that nameplate back on top again for 1979, ’80, ’81, and ’83 – edged out in 1982 by the newly introduced Ford Escort compact. The 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme marked the last year America’s best-selling car featured rear-wheel-drive and did not have a transversely mounted engine. (Photo credit: General Motors Corporation)

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