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Off-topic: how much would you have paid for a used station wagon back in 1975?

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noahvale Avatar
noahvale Butch Ammons
Baton Rouge, LA, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB
I wish I had bought my wagon in 75. I did buy a Midget about then for $100. It was worn out. I wore it out more and traded it for a Honda 250 xl motorcycle a couple of years later.





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Paul Austin Avatar
Durham, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB
Thanks everyone!!!



Happy Motoring!!!

Paul A.

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Wray Gold Member Wray Lemke
., SC, USA   USA
I worked on my SIL's Datsun 510 wagon, she bought it for a couple of hundred, didn't like it and sold it before I knew what was happening. I liked that wagon.

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Gerry Gold Member Gerry Masterman
Prairieville, LA, USA   USA
I'd love to have a early Ford Pinto wagon in good shape. The 72 Pinto was one of the best cars we ever owned

Rod H. Avatar
Amity, OR, USA   USA
1964 MG MGB
1968 MG MGB GT
In reply to # 3830863 by MGB567 Oh I thought you were referring to a home grown wagon - missed the 'yank tank' connection.

That's part of the reason I sold it, Barrie. It drove like a tank. It did get lots of attention though because even back then they were a very desirable car.



I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. John Cage

'63 MGB
'68 MGBGT
'80 VW Vanagon Kombi
'09 Mazda 3 with 5 speed manual

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chris Platinum Member Chris Roop
Pendleton, OR, USA   USA
1976. I paid $125 for a Ford Fairlane s/w and lived in it for a summer and winter when I wasn't out to sea.


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geezer Silver Member charles durning
Magee, MS, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Chick Magnette (sold)"
1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon (2-door) "Marvin"
1974 MG MGB GT "Foghorn Leghorn"
In 75 I bought a 72 Chevy Kingswood Estate wagon with a big block for $200. It had all of the bells and whistles including fake wood sides. Bought to tow my ski boat. Unfortunately it had a 2.73 rear axle. Hooked the boat and it was dog. Aside from that it was a great cruiser. Would pass anything but a gas station. Gave it to my father in law and he totaled it.



"Whether you think you can do something, or you think you can't, you're correct"- Henry Ford

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BrsMgbv6 Bryan Heidtman
SW ohio, USA   USA
1976 MG MGB V6 Conversion "Uknown Cost"
I miss the 72 olds vista cruiser we drove all over the country.

Rod H. Avatar
Amity, OR, USA   USA
1964 MG MGB
1968 MG MGB GT
We had a '66 Bonneville station wagon when I was a kid. Used it to haul a 17' trailer on road trips.



I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. John Cage

'63 MGB
'68 MGBGT
'80 VW Vanagon Kombi
'09 Mazda 3 with 5 speed manual

Fairfield, CA, USA   USA
In 1975 the cars Detroit spawned were disasters. Crummy gas mileage, lackluster performance and all around hobbled by the new Fed Regs, IMHO a used 10 year old car, if shopped well, would have been a far better ride in almost all criteria. Except maybe styling.



1973 Pale Primrose Roadster. A nice 10-footer!
SUs, Datsun 5-speed

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red49ner Roy M
Sydney, NSW, Australia   AUS
1972 MG MGB GT "The "B"
Here in OZ it was around the time of the first great world wide petrol crisis. Any large car only a couple of years old was being sold for half the price of a Morris Mini or Fiat 500.

GM Holdens, Fords and Chryslers littered the kerbsides with pathetic "for sale cheap" signs on them. It was like Yank Tank " Carmaggedon"

However I put some confidence back into the local market and bought the biggest Ford I could find - a '72 auto Falcon with a 6cyl 4.1 litre engine for peanuts. Price savings more than compensated for the extra I paid for petrol (gas) and made the neighbours green with envy. They were squeezing a family of six into a Datsun 1200.confused smiley

Ah the good ol' days - LoL

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little G Charlie T
queensland, QLD, Australia   AUS
1964 MG MGB "Little G"
I had my 66' chev impala in those times ...daily driver ....odds and evens etc ........worked 327 ...8 miles to the gallon lolololololololol....I think everyone panicked....that opened the flood gates for Japanese imports ....made a lot of car salesmen rich , government deals , the start of the cancer for our car industry ...hence even the commodore went 4 cylinder in 80 ...but a bit late by then ...and of course , who would want one of them ..lolololol
I got through it ok and on an average wage ..though there was 2 wages coming in .....so there would have been 2 of us still flying the flag ..lolololol

In reply to # 3831313 by red49ner Here in OZ it was around the time of the first great world wide petrol crisis. Any large car only a couple of years old was being sold for half the price of a Morris Mini or Fiat 500.

GM Holdens, Fords and Chryslers littered the kerbsides with pathetic "for sale cheap" signs on them. It was like Yank Tank " Carmaggedon"

However I put some confidence back into the local market and bought the biggest Ford I could find - a '72 auto Falcon with a 6cyl 4.1 litre engine for peanuts. Price savings more than compensated for the extra I paid for petrol (gas) and made the neighbours green with envy. They were squeezing a family of six into a Datsun 1200.confused smiley

Ah the good ol' days - LoL

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tvrgeek Silver Member Scott S
Hillsborough, North Carolinia, USA   USA
1965 MG MGB
A good deal is when both parties walk away smiling.

FWIW, I sold my '66 Mustang for $500 in 75. Now they are worth a bit more. A Nomad should have been a lot more valuable even by then.



Cogito ergo sum periculoso

red49ner Avatar
red49ner Roy M
Sydney, NSW, Australia   AUS
1972 MG MGB GT "The "B"
When my 'BGT grows up it wants to be a Mustang Fastback - Bullit style thumbs up

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noahvale Butch Ammons
Baton Rouge, LA, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB
A bit off-topic in this off-topic thread, but have you heard about the standard engine that will be in the new Chevy trucks? It is a 2.7L 4 cyl turbo engine with 2 cyl deactivation at cruise speed that makes 310hp and 348 lbs. of torque backed by an 8 speed tranny.

Not that I am going to buy a 40K truck, but in a few years that could be a great swap candidate once they hit the wrecking yards.



https://73-mgb.blogspot.com
https://71mgbgt.blogspot.com
https://67austinmini.blogspot.com
https://06minijcw.blogspot.com
https://60ramblerwagon.blogspot.com

IMHO, YMMV, and any other applicable acronyms apply...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-10-25 06:43 AM by noahvale.

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