50 years on: the fascinating cars launched in 1972

1972 was a major year for vehicles. That year, the VW Beetle passed the 15,007,003 creation record set by the Ford Model T.

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1972 marked the conclusion of a significant time period for Aston Martin with David Brown Corporation offering the firm to Company Developments Ltd.

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#1 Aston Martin V8

The first Audi 80 (B1) was sufficient to scoop the 1973 European Car of the Year grant, beating the Renault 5 and Alfa Romeo Alfetta all the while.

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#2 Audi 80

The ongoing BMW 5 Series can follow its underlying foundations back to the first E12 of 1972. Intended to in the middle between the 2002 and the 6 Series that would send off in 1976

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#3 BMW 5 Series (E12)

The DAF 66 was a modernized form of the DAF 55, the organization's most memorable water-cooled vehicle.

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#4 DAF 66

The Longchamp was the last model made by the De Tomaso-Ghia-Ford cooperation. In light of an abbreviated variant of the Deauville body and planned by Tom Tjaarda

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#5 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2

Divulged at the 1972 Paris car exhibition, the Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 stayed underway until 1976 when it was supplanted by the 400 series.

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#6 De Tomaso Longchamp

Hardly any organizations were more occupied than Fiat in 1972, with numerous new vehicles showing up before the year's over.

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#7 Fiat 126

With the Austin-Healey marriage over, Donald and Geoff Healey hopped into bed with Jensen to make, maybe clearly, the Jensen-Healey.

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#8 Jensen Healey

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