Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Poptop2, Feb 19, 2015.
I never knew anyone other than my MD and directors who had an house in that price bracket!
My house, a three bedroom detached with CH & a garage was £24,950
The Ferrari was £25,000 - it was red & a GTS, I wanted a GTB so I walked away.
When comparing inflation using a house price nowdays is irrelevant as house prices are now probably twice what they should really be at least... But £30k in 84 is a HUGE amount if money, would have bought you a decent house in the suburbs of South London.
I don't think house prices are a good comparison as those have shot up.
If you use the £4,300 Vauxhall cavalier as a comparator/bench mark, in 1984 your van would have been the same price as 7 cavaliers.
A modern equivalent to the cav would be the insignia, mid range jobbie say, £22k. So, seven times the insignia price would put a modern equivalent at over £150k in today's money. That's a lot to drop on a weekend toy
i would have bought fast cars and women....
Me, I'd have bought fast women & cars...
& drugs, I used to like drugs.
These are well priced in comparison to mine then?
This is my vans modern equivalent and it isn't too far away from your calculation. I guess if you wanted a spare wheel it may reach that total.
We were living down south and both working. Tom was born in 1984. The house we were living in cost us about £40k. I remember buying a Ford Escort for £4k. I remember buying a Conway Trailer tent for £1k around about then because that was my bonus that year.
£30k was a lot of money
How on earth could someone spend that amount on a camper though? I am just showing my naivety really. I suppose people spend silly money on all sorts of things, and today it is even larger amounts.
They weren't made in big numbers were they ?
I am aware of a chap who has just spent £77k on a brand new T5
Not Woodlanders, but there were 17 Foster and Day made. They are similar and a similar price.
I bought a house in Dunstable for 28 .5 k around that time as Watford was unaffordable ,
It does seem a lot of money
Ridiculous amount. I never even knew people paid that sort of money for motorhomes. Shows what a sheltered world I lived in.
The most I've ever spent on a vehicle is a nearly new disco i spunked £10,700 on with my redundacy money in 2000 from lucas.
We had just moved into the house that i live in now back in 84, the olds paid 21k for it
I bought it off them in 2005 for 150k
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