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Price of the cars back then compared
« on: January 09, 2011, 02:06:22 PM »
Here is one interesting list, the car prices in the Reich as of 1937. The 170 is in the lower part, of course, though leaving some other models behind and competing with cars like the Opel Super 6 or the Adler Triumph. The price margin for the 170 is quite significant, I guess it starts from a basic 4-door and rises probably to the roadster? Not a surprise, the Opel P-4 was the cheapest and the Maybach was the most expensive, a little over the top Mercedes model.

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Re: Price of the cars back then compared
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 12:09:44 AM »
I can't remember where I read it however the average Joe or Fritz at the time made around 40RM per month.

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Re: Price of the cars back then compared
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 04:45:08 PM »
I came up with a cunning plan! I'll buy old 3rd Reich bills from collectors in eBay (I calculated that 10 000 RM from late 30's would cost around 1 500 euros), go back in time to buy a 290 or 320, and then bring it back. And sell for profit, of course. The plan is fool proof, since the production numbers match the ones on the factory records, and even Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Stuttgart can't do anything but give it stamps for 100 % genuine thing.

Now where did I put the number for that time machine guy I met last month...?  ;D

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Re: Price of the cars back then compared
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 07:38:25 PM »
Go back to the late 50 and  early 60

prewar cars were very cheap      540k were scrap at the time

at the end of the 60 a 300 sl gullwing around 1500DM

I wish a know at that time what i know now :o

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Re: Price of the cars back then compared
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2011, 09:10:34 PM »
at the end of the 60 a 300 sl gullwing around 1500DM
According to my quick calculation 1 500 DM in 1969 would have been less than 400 dollars of the time, which in current dollars would be less than 2 500, so the price of 1 500 Deutsche Marks in 1969 would be equivalent to around 1800 euros of today's money.  :o
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