I have found out recently ( from the chap who made and sold them ) that my VW LT50 cost £30,000 new in 1984. I guessed from comparable vans that it would be £20k +, but £30k is almost unimaginable to me thinking back to those days and my own circumstances. Lou and I had got married in 1982. Our church wedding cost £400 total including the cars, dress, suits, reception and ring. The house we were moving in to was a two up, two down kitchen and bathroom built on end terrace and cost £10,500 in sept 1981. I was employed by a curtain wall window manufacturer as a site coordinator and ran transport for them as a fill in job. my salary was less than £4000 a year plus company car. Lou worked as a bakery manageress and earned less than £2500 a year. my van, a 7 year old 71 danbury that I began paying for in 1978 cost me £900 secondhand. and Lou's daily a Saab 96 I bought for £120 with a clutch issue which cost me £30 to fix. we lived to our means and never had much to spare.House prices never moved much in the 5 years we owned that house and we eventually sold her in 1986 for £17,500 ( a fortune to us) The guy who bought my van new had spent £30,000 on a van 2 years previous. My god how the other half live? What would that sort of money meant to you back in 1984. Was it serious money, run of the mill money or could you have actually have gone out and bought a 30k van? I know I couldn't have!