Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Price of a '37 Studebaker

We groovy people are not saying that the Studebaker is a groovy car. We'll reserve judgment for further consideration. This post is about the price of the car. We all know that things were cheaper in "the good old days," but consider this geeky (and groovy) statistic. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the $665 price tag of a brand new car in this 1936 ad is equivalent to spending $10,467.91 today. Can anyone buy a new car for "only" ten grand today? Bring back the groovy good old days! And the 5 cent cigar, while you're at it.


Anonymous said...

In 1937, turn signals, I believe, were an option you bought. You might even get only one tail light. Your radio probably only came with one speaker, and the whole thing was probabaly an option as well. Windshield wipers were probably in that category as well. But you could repair your own car - How groovy is that!?

Anonymous said...

I'm all over the Groovy Vibe, but at five cents everyone would be smoking cigars and I think the smoke would warp my groove. How do you reconcile throwing my groove off with enjoying cheap smokes??

Pass the O2 said...

I wouldn't be smoking cigars. 5 cents or 5 dollars, they stink, ok? Someone open a window!

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