By Mark Lichtenstein on March 08, 2018
Are you a classic car buff? Even if you are a fan of cars from the 1960s, you might be surprised at their original sticker price. We promise, there's no math involved. Let's find out how much you really know about classic cars.
Oh, how things have changed. Along with the price of a loaf of bread, the price of cars has risen significantly since the 1960s. And although most of us are not fans of inflation, the rising cost of everything is not necessarily due to inflation. In fact, even though we are paying more, we're also getting more for our automobile bucks.
The cars of the 1960s were often stripped down versions of what we consider necessary today. Technology has introduced changes that make cars run and perform better, but there's also a difference in what consumers demand in cars. And because some features that were once too expensive to include in every car have become far more affordable to produce and buy, the average car buyer will not even consider a car that doesn't have standard features such as FM radio, air conditioning, power steering and brakes, rear window defoggers, and intermittent windshield wipers - all features that were once considered standard only on luxury vehicles (can you imagine a car without FM radio?). Today we often find that power seats and dual climate zones are standard on many models. And don't forget that backup cameras are now required by law in all SUVs sold in the U.S.
Take this quiz to see if you can identify the original price of these cars.