£30,000 in 1984. What could you do with that amount in those days?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Poptop2, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    My dad was an inspector of mental health facilities for the Welsh Office and my my was a nurse.....maybe they had a big mortgage :eek:

    Average house price was £31,000 - for a 3 bed semi - so £36k is daft for a 5 bed semi.

    List price for a Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera in 1984 was £22, 537.
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  2. List price isn't really relevant, no-one would buy one for that money.
    My 944S had a list price of £24,000 in '87 but mine has a sunroof, ABS, big wheels, sports seats, and so on and topped out at £36,000
    Which is and was a shocking amount for a 944!
  3. Silver

    Silver Needs points/will pay!

    1984 I was on £1.37 a week!:eek:
  4. 30 000 bottles of Newcastle Brown, was n't that far off either:cheers:
  5. My old mans latest motorhome was about 80k I think, was secondhand but very new.
    But it is his house aswell _ lives in it full time travelling the world (spending my inheritance :mad: ! )
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  6. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

  7. pouqua pas you only live once..
  8. lol i remember those days. the joy of getting a rise from £25 to £27.50 a week was overwhelming lol
  9. it is but if you look at modern motorhomes they can easily cost that much and people buy them. They then tow a car behind which gets me wondering why not just get a car and caravan in the first place???!!!
  10. To post up and make the point you did. :thumbsup:
  11. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    some people can't reverse a caravan :lol:
  12. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    I started work in 84 and earned £100 a week inc bonus. The following year my then partner and i bought a 2 bed flat for £30,000. Bad news, we split up 6 months later :( good news sold it for £40,000 :) bad news house prices so shooting up I couldn't afford to buy a place on my own :(

    That was in Oxfordshire tho. I bought my sheffield 3 bed terrace in 98 for £34,000!
  13. how do they reverse a motorhome with a car on a trailer on the back then?? lol
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  14. If the car is on an A frame, you just get out of the M'home, jump in the car & back up the 'rig' using the car as motive power.

    That's why you see so many neatly parked A framed cars & such sloppy parking with the M'home.

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