Lotus Elan

1974 price list, cry....!

PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:45 am

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:07 am

I know what you mean I really should have invested in a couple of dozen cylinder heads back then :D

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PostPost by: AHM » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:53 am

Out of interest I checked UK inflation since 1974 - The multiplier is about 10
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:08 am

4000 pounds for an S1 or 800 pounds for a new cylinder head looks pretty good in todays cost !!!

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PostPost by: AHM » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:46 pm

60 quid for a trackrod end aint so great!
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:55 pm

The price of a complete NEW engine is what strike me down to my knees... :shock:
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PostPost by: peterexpart » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:56 pm

And if you look at the Value of the complete Car at 1500.00 that makes the Engine approx. 33% of its value, and today a rebuilt Engine is approx. 7500.00 and the car 22000.00 again approx. 33% of its value !!! Some things do not change
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PostPost by: Bill » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:04 pm

And in 1963 I paid 1,210.00 lps assembled for export (ex VAT) at the factory including avaiable accessories, toneau, radio, Dunlop XP tyres for 26/0538, my elan 1600.

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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:23 pm

In1974 I going to college and making minimum wage probably about US$2 an hour part time. I couldn't afford a Elan then let alone any of those parts. Instead I had a VW Beetle I paid about $300 for and all my parts came from the wrecking yard.
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