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Community Lounge, Introductions and General Discussion Discussion, What would your car cost new today? in General Discussion; http://www.westegg.com/inflation/ M y Marauder was $35,305 in 2003. In today's money, that is $43,849. According to Edmunds, the 2013 Charger ...
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    What would your car cost new today?

    http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

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    y Marauder was $35,305 in 2003. In today's money, that is $43,849.

    According to Edmunds, the 2013 Charger SRT8 Superbee's MSRP starts at $42,450. From what I understand, the Chevrolet SS (2014) is supposed to be in the 42-44k range as well.
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    The Deville was $45600 brand new. Today it would cost $55000

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    Re: What would your car cost new today?

    My Caddy was somewhere around 10K new, which is roughly 42K today.

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    Re: What would your car cost new today?

    Based on the original sticker price (before tax, tags, title) of $54,450 +/- and multiplying that by the annual inflation rates for each year since 2002 gives a 2013 figure of $70,440 +/-.

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    My lesabre cost around 13k back in 1983. Today that would be approx 30k. My caddy cost about 27k in 1986. Today, that is approx 55k.
    BTW, not sure how a caddy was worth twice a lesabre (fit and finish wasn't much better and performance was far worse), but whatever.

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    Re: What would your car cost new today?

    My Saab was way overpriced in 1991 which of course is why sales fell to a trickle after the 1980s.

    $35,000 comes to $58,110.

    The 900 automatic turbo convertible cost almost double that of a base model 900 sedan. Currently the car is worth $3k-$6k.

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    My '92 SHO had a sticker near $28,000.

    My parents' '72 2002 cost just under $6000.

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    All this really gives new meaning to depreciation lol

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    Re: What would your car cost new today?

    $26,810 MSRP in 2000, $35,301 in 2012.

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    The window sticker is buried somewhere, but after the dealer piled on all the options and after market accessories (my car was a demo) it was just over $62,000.

    $62,000 in '01 = $80,351.72 today, apparently.

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    Re: What would your car cost new today?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    My '92 SHO had a sticker near $28,000.

    My parents' '72 2002 cost just under $6000.
    Wow! I didn't know you could pay that much for a BMW 2002 in 1972. Most of my friends payed around $3200. for a 2002 at that time. Maybe they were cheaper in Los Angeles.

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    Re: What would your car cost new today?

    If you want to go back in time, I special ordered a 1965 Chevelle Malibu SS 327/350 from Chevy Chase Chevrolet in 02/65. 4-speed, posi, transistor ignition, HD cooling, HD battery, P/S delete, P/B delete, 7.75/14 wheels/tires, tinted glass, base radio, A/C delete. Emerald Green Metallic with Camel interior. Car came in in 04/65. Final sticker price ??? $2288. (I have the original invoice) Out the door with tax, title, tags it was just under $2500. I drove that car about 91,000 miles, including 3 years in Italy (USN staff duty) and totalled it (totalled in spades) in '71. ($16919 in 2013)

    You could buy a brand new 1965 Pontiac GTO 389 TriPower 4-speed posi for about $2,900 - out the door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orconn View Post

    Wow! I didn't know you could pay that much for a BMW 2002 in 1972. Most of my friends payed around $3200. for a 2002 at that time. Maybe they were cheaper in Los Angeles.
    They had some dealer installed options, such as the Frigiking...

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    My es350 new sticker base was 36k I think. The options factory installed brought it up around 43k.

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    Re: What would your car cost new today?

    My 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT was $18,000. on the showroom floor in Beverly Hills in 1965. If you bought one at the factory, without duty or Italian taxes,FOB Sant'Agata Bolognese you could get one for just under $12,000. (a new Jaguar E-type was $4200 delivered to NYC on the GI purchase plan in 1968). I bought my car directly from Automobili Ferrucio Lamborghini in Sant'Agata, it had been the 1964 Geneva show car that started Lamborghini's commercial sales. When it was offered to me, it had 32,000 Kilometers on it and it was painted gold metallic and had a black leather interior. I told the factory that I could not use a "gold" car, and they said they would go through the car make sure that it was mechanically as new and that they would paint it any color I wanted if I were to buy the car. I specifically wanted a 350 GT instead of the newer 400 GT because emission laws had just changed and I wanted to be sure I could import the and register it in California with no problems. The other problem was that the car would have to be shipped down around the Cape of Africa to a port on the Red Sea for delivery to me ( I was to be the second Lamborghini owner in Ethiopia and the third in all of Africa!). In order to do this and have it insured during shipping the car had to be completely encased in a custom built wooden shipping crate. Lamborghini agreed to refurbishing=h the car and paint it "Amaranto" (dark red) have it crated and sipped to me for $6500. So I agreed to buy it.

    This was in 1968, a year of tumult around the world, between the Pueblo being captured and the TET Offensive many peoples plans changed as the year progressed. In my Case my good life and stay in Africa was shortened and I was to end the year in Vietnam, along with a lot my fellow spooks, after a few months training in Washington. So my Lambo never made the trip to Africa and was delivered to the Port of Los Angeles (the only Lambo ever delivered to the US fully wood crated!). I was sitting in a bunker at Camp Evans near the DMZ when my mother, with the help of Jack Robbins (Lamborghini's West Coast Tech Rep) took deliver and promptly put the car in storage until I return. I finally drove it for the first time five long months later. I owned and enjoyed it for ten years before selling it to a collector for $9500.

    The reason I tell you all this long story is that a Lamborghini 350 GT similar to mine sold in April of 2013 for $550,000!
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