American cars have been sold the world over since the early part of the 20th century. Some models are simply exported from the United States. Many more are built in the countries, or in the same geographic region, where they are purchased. Regardless of where these machines are manufactured, they are still perceived as being all-American.

Why? Because they have a name associated with the land of the free and home of the brave. So what are the most popular American autos overseas? We dug up some overseas sales numbers and came up with the following list.

10. Dodge Journey

Sales overseas: 17,680 units
The Journey is one of Chrysler's best model lines, and it's selling decently in Europe, albeit in modest numbers. There it is rendered in the familiar SE, SXT and R/T trims but skips the all-wheel drive available on the SXT and R/T trims in America. European buyers must also forsake the brawny V6 engine available on this side of the pond. Instead, they can have their pick of the gasoline-powered 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with a standard manual gearbox, or a turbodiesel 2.0-liter engine, which is rated at 38 mpg on the Euro cycle, and add a Getrag dual-clutch automated gearbox. Now there's a combo we want.

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9. Jeep Wrangler

Sales overseas: 18,035 units
The Wrangler is the direct descendent of the most recognized vehicle in world history: the military jeep. Its sales got a shot in the arm with the introduction of the 4-door Unlimited trim, a first for the Wrangler family. Built on a 20-inch-longer wheelbase, it brought a substantial measure of additional civility to the ride and added greatly to the rugged Jeep's practicality in terms of rear passenger room and cargo volume. The addition of a diesel engine also made the Wrangler much more attractive to European buyers.

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8. Buick Regal

Sales overseas: 64,585 units
The all-new Buick Regal sedan was launched in China in December 2008, mere days after its sister car, the Opel Insignia, was crowned European Car of the Year. The Regal has since topped its class in J.D. Power and Associates' Asia-Pacific APEAL study. Sales have remained brisk, helping GM become the first global carmaker to sell 2 million vehicles in China in a single year. The sleek Regal offers buyers there the choice between 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter naturally aspirated Ecotec engines or between 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines, the latter with direct injection.

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7. Chevrolet Camaro

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Chevrolet Camaro

Sales overseas: 71,833 units
The born-again Camaro made its way back to the often wide-open roads of the Middle East last year, after a 7-year eclipse. The available engines are a 3.6-liter 304-horsepower direct-injection V6 or the 6.2-liter V8 that cranks out 426 horses with the 6-speed manual transmission or 400 ponies with the 6-speed automatic gearbox. The big coupe will also be exported to Europe in the fall of 2011, but with only the V8s. It is already offered in Japan, alongside the similarly spectacular Corvette. Both cars must appear otherworldly in a country where space is at an absolute premium.

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6. Buick LaCrosse

Sales overseas: 124,252 units
The Buick brand has long been revered in China, a status that dates to the first half of the 20th century, when government officials and the country's last emperor chose its cars over prestige marques such as Rolls-Royce. With the country's fast-growing affluence, Buicks are increasingly popular, and the all-new LaCrosse, built on a stretched version of GM's Global Midsize platform, leads the way. Introduced in late 2009, it was chosen as Car of the Year in China. It is powered by the 2.4-liter Ecotec engine, or buyers can select a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder or a 3.0-liter direction-injection V6.

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