: What were the MSRP's of these 60's/70's cars?



SpeedyArizona
11-01-05, 11:27 PM
Back in the late 60's early 70's when cars were dirt cheap and fueled by $0.45/gallon gasoline, teenagers were rushing to buy loud, powerful muscle cars. What were some of the prices of these muscle cars, now a mint-condition muscle car can range from $10,000 to $4,000,000, but what did they cost "way back when"?

Here's what I'm wondering, What was the MSRP of the following cars back when they were new back in the hay-day of muscle cars?:

1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS-
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-
1969 Dodge Charger R/T-
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T-
1970 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda-
1970 Plymouth Road Runner-
1969 Pontiac GTO "The Judge"-

If anyone could post a site that lists the MSRP's of new muscle cars back in the 60's/70's, it would be appreciated.

P.S. Which car was the envy of all others from my list?

Night Wolf
11-02-05, 12:08 AM
well, it isn't like people made the same as today...

cars were less, but so was the income... hard to compare 45cents/gallon gas today... back then the minum wage was what? $1.50?

DopeStar 156
11-02-05, 12:25 AM
I have a 1973 Fleetwood ad and the thing started at like $5,500 or something like that. I also have a Buick from the same year that said "Starting at $3,500." I remember seeing that and being like, "Damn dude."

Night Wolf
11-02-05, 12:26 AM
my '79 cost $13,688 or so... its printed on the origanal dealer sticker :)

DopeStar 156
11-02-05, 12:29 AM
HA! Inflation hit the 70's like a ton o' bricks.

davesdeville
11-02-05, 05:55 AM
Yeah it did, my old 78 Fleetwood came in at nearly 15k new.

I know the cadillac history site and cadillac ready reckoner both list base prices for Caddys, but I dunno about other brands.

RobertCTS
11-02-05, 07:42 AM
The Mustang made it's debute at $2495. That's the price of the options today!:(

Randy_W
11-02-05, 09:57 AM
Mom bought a 1965 Pontiac 2+2, 421 H.O. Tri Power, turbo 400 trans, 3.55 posi rear, a/c, am/fm. They were full size Catalina based, had bucket seats, 8 lug aluminum wheels and red stripe Tiger Paws. Window sticker was $4038.38!:thumbsup:

SpeedyArizona
11-02-05, 05:47 PM
I found my answer to many questions: http://www.musclecarclub.com/main.shtml

Has everything from the best selling muscle cars of all time, to information on every muscle car ever made.