Here is the price evolution of several models that we all would like to have in our garage…
The 1950s — Golden Age for the U.S. Automotive Industry
Chevrolet Bel Air
Launched in 1955, the Chevy Bel Air is a beautiful vehicle that catches the eye even to this day. At the time, it was sold for the amazing price of $1,987 and buyers could choose one of the following variations — two-doors, convertible, and four-door sedan. Today, the vehicle costs around $49,600 and is highly sought after by collectors.
Labeled “the most beautiful thing on wheels” from several renowned automotive critics from the ’50s, the Pontiac Catalina used to cost $2,217. Modern-day buyers can acquire this powerful and dashing vehicle for a little less than $38,000.
The Dodge Coronet was a stylish full-size car with a reasonable price tag of $1,927. Buyers could enjoy enough leg room without breaking the bank. The vehicle could be found in several body styles, from a chic convertible to two and four-door sedans. Nowadays, you can get one for an estimate of $10,200.
Some Classic Cars Cost More Than Modern Exotic Vehicles
Oldsmobile 88 Fiesta
With its sleek and elegant design, the 88 Fiesta was a head-turner during the 1950s. It had many advanced features for its time and was fun and comfortable to drive but only a few of them were made. That’s why this super-rare wagon currently holds a price tag that revolves between $200,000 and $220,000, which is way more than its original price of $3,541.
Some classic cars are much more valuable than their modern counterparts, so the next time you walk past one, stop and admire it because you may be looking at a treasure on wheels.