While the quoted figure seems very low, I don't think your alternative is
right, either, Tony! In Santa Barbara, in 1975, my restoration shop was
charging $10 an hour. In 1977, we upped it to $12.50 an hour. By 1980 we
were all the way up to $20! It was the mid-eighties before $30 an hour was
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----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Woodruff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 1999 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: Original MGB costs through the years...?
> > in the USA. They would install the engine in your car in 8hrs for $30.
> Maybe that's "Per Hour"- sounds about right for a specialized, high
quality mechanic in the early 70's....
> - T -