1974 New Car Prices

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dax021
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:28 am

Thought some of you might appreciate some nostalgia.

I cut and pasted from an old email I received, but for some reason the pics didn't show. If anyone is interested enough and knows how to to get the pics included, I can forward the complete email for you to post.

If you can remember this, you are close to pension! Let the good times roll.

The Cars of 1974

Aaaahh… those were the days! When you could drive away with a brand-new Mercedes 230 for just over five grand!
Or pick up a VW Beetle 1600 for a mere R1,995!* Take a trip down Memory Lane as we roll back the years and
recall the days when motoring was fun and affordable… Which of these cars did you own back in the days of bell
bottom slacks, disco dancing and those hideous macramé plant hangers?
Audi 100 LS – R3,930

Chevrolet Firenza 1300 – R2,287

Chevrolet 2500 – R3,122

Chevrolet Constantia 5-litre V8 – R5,700

Chevrolet El Camino V8 Pickup – R3,260

Chrysler Valiant Rebel – R3,475

Chrysler Valiant Rustler Pickup – R2,645

Datsun 1200 De Luxe – R2,195

Datsun 1200 ½-ton Pickup – R1,590

Datsun 620 1-ton Pickup – R1,835

Fiat 1300 4-door Mk II – R2,279

Ford Escort 1300 4-door – R2,090

Ford Cortina XLE 3000 V6 – R2,995

Ford Granada 2500 L – R3,399

Ford Cortina 2000 Bakkie – R1,799

Leyland Mini GTS 1275 – R2,280

Austin Apache 1275 – R2,250

Triumph Chicane 2.5-litre – R3,585

Mazda 616 4-door – R2,584

Mercedes Benz 280E A/T – R8,033

Opel Kadett 1200 De Luxe – R2,030

Peugeot 404 – R3,265

Toyota Corona 2000 Mk II – R3,285

VW Beetle 1600 Std – R1,998

VW 412 Variant 1600 S/W – R2,895

VW 1600 Kombi – R3,095

Volvo 144S 2-litre – R4,350


Motoring Costs
● 1 litre 98-octane petrol -- 11 cents per litre (coast)
● NGK spark plug – 49 cents
● Set alloy rims – R170
● Weber carburettor – R45
● Reconditioned motor for VW Beetle – R250
● Fuel pump for Ford V6 – R15
● Battery charger – R14.00
● Set of rings for 4-cyl Ford – R15.60
● Head gasket for 4-cyl Ford – R4.50
● Locking petrol cap for VW – R1.28
PRICES QUOTED FROM TECHNICAR MAGAZINE (FEBRUARY 1974)
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:40 am

Yea Peter, I was 12 at that time and remember all that cars, Good old days, indeed. Send me the info, i will post it for you. hensonccc@gmail.com
Ecc 1:9 Wat gewees het, dit sal daar weer wees; en wat gebeur het, dit sal weer gebeur, en daar is glad niks nuuts onder die son nie.
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:37 am

Thanks Hennie, have forwarded the email to you. When I was in matric, 1976, i remember looking at a Chev Nomad in the showroom and drooling. It was R1 995 brand new. Way out of my reach, my holiday job only paid R275/m and there weren't that many school holidays in a year.
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:17 pm

Yea, I remember the Nomad very well. Told myself one day I will have one until my dad buy the first generation Hilux 4x4, 18R engine and from that day I am a Hilux fan.
Ecc 1:9 Wat gewees het, dit sal daar weer wees; en wat gebeur het, dit sal weer gebeur, en daar is glad niks nuuts onder die son nie.
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:35 pm

Audi 100 LS – R3,930
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Chevrolet Firenza 1300 – R2,287
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Chevrolet 2500 – R3,122
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Chevrolet Constantia 5-litre V8 – R5,700
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Chevrolet El Camino V8 Pickup – R3,260
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Chrysler Valiant Rebel – R3,475
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Chrysler Valiant Rustler Pickup – R2,645
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Datsun 1200 De Luxe – R2,195
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Datsun 1200 ½-ton Pickup – R1,590
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Datsun 620 1-ton Pickup – R1,835
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Fiat 1300 4-door Mk II – R2,279
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Ford Escort 1300 4-door – R2,090
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Ford Cortina XLE 3000 V6 – R2,995
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Ford Granada 2500 L – R3,399
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Ford Cortina 2000 Bakkie – R1,799
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Leyland Mini GTS 1275 – R2,280
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Austin Apache 1275 – R2,250
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Triumph Chicane 2.5-litre – R3,585
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Mazda 616 4-door – R2,584
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Mercedes Benz 280E A/T – R8,033
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Ecc 1:9 Wat gewees het, dit sal daar weer wees; en wat gebeur het, dit sal weer gebeur, en daar is glad niks nuuts onder die son nie.
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:39 pm

Opel Kadett 1200 De Luxe – R2,030
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Peugeot 404 – R3,265
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Toyota Corona 2000 Mk II – R3,285
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VW Beetle 1600 Std – R1,998
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VW 412 Variant 1600 S/W – R2,895
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VW 1600 Kombi – R3,095
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Volvo 144S 2-litre – R4,350
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Ecc 1:9 Wat gewees het, dit sal daar weer wees; en wat gebeur het, dit sal weer gebeur, en daar is glad niks nuuts onder die son nie.
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:43 pm

Thanks Hennie
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:16 pm

My salaris in 1975 R250.00 bruto
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:02 am

The Legend wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:16 pm
My salaris in 1975 R250.00 bruto
En daarmee kon jy die maand deurkom en selfs bietjie spaar.

My tweede kar was een van daai 4dr Ford Escorts gewees maar met die 1600 Kent enjin. Simpel maar damn goeie kar gewees.

Onthou nog goed al die karre bo en altwee broers het El Camino bakkies gehad. Het selfs later 'n Ford Cortina bakkie gery.
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