Scooter and mopeds imports rose to 69,000 and 38,000 respectively; the British industry produced 29,000 and 17,500.

AMC replaced its Jampot rear suspension units with slimmer Girling units that became known as ‘Candlesticks’.

BSA sold the Sunbeam marque to Raleigh Industries. Alas, the proud Sunbeam name was used on a range of kiddies’ bicycles and tricycles.