Don't know about any other markets by Lindsay Porter's Guide to you know
what has graphs showing the original UK list price of UK roadster and GT
year by year, a comparison with inflation, and the world-wide sales. The
inflation comparison is interesting. Starting from a 1962 baseline of 100,
the inflation-adjusted price fell to about 92% in 1965, kept within 115%
until 1974 when it jumped up to 135%. Settled back to 115% over the next 3
years until it suddenly shot up to 150% in 1979. Peak sales were in 1972,
----- Original Message -----
From: Tab Julius <email@example.com>
To: MG List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 1999 9:54 PM
Subject: Original MGB costs through the years...?
> Just wondering,
> What were the original sale prices for MGs during the year of their
> manufacturer (roughly), and how did they compare to other cars on the
> market? Would they have been the modern day price equivalent of a Kia, a
> Miata, or a BMW Z3?
> Unfortunately, in 1980, the last year of manufacture, I think I was
> a '72 VW bug (another story in itself), and didn't quite have the
> wherewithal to contemplate buying a new MG, so I never really was
> of the prices.
> - Tab