Some examples of car prices in the 1970's and how much it cost for a new car
Alfa Romeo GTV $5,750 California 1974
American Motors Ambassador SST Sedan $3,722 1970
AMC Pacer $3,100 California 1979
BMW 3.0CSL $12,250 1974
Buick Le Sabre $3,337 1970
Buick Station Wagon $4,371 1974
Buick Electra 225 $7.033 1977
Buick Skyhawk $4.778 1979
Cadillac De Ville $6,168 1972
Cadillac Elderado $9,935 1975
Cadillac De Ville $11,728 1979
Chevrolet Camero Z28 $6,326 1978
Chevrolet Caprice $4,819 1975
Chevrolet Chevette $3,644 1978
Chevrolet Corvette $5,472 1972
Chevrolet Corvette $12,313 1979
Chevrolet Impala $5,471 New York 1979
Chevrolet Malibu $3,671 1976
Chevrolet Monte Carlo $3,885 1974

Chevrolet Monza Town Coupe $3,385 1976
Chevrolet Nova $3,823 1978
Chevrolet Pickup $2,229   Ohio   1971
Chrysler Barracuda $2,764 1970
Chrysler Cordoba $5,392 1976
Chrysler Duster 340 $2,822 1973
Chrysler Newport $3,861 1970
Chrysler New Yorker $8,261 1978
Chrysler Lebaron $4,888 New York 1979
Chrysler Volare, $3,220.00 New Jersey 1976
Comet Montego Cyclone GT ( Lincoln Mercury ) $3,690 1970
Comet Montego ( Lincoln Mercury ) $4.439 1976
Datsun 210 $3,869 New York 1979
Dodge Aspen $4,515 1977
Dodge Charger $3,579 1971
Dodge Charger Daytona $5,434 1976
Dodge Colt $4,785 New York 1979
Dodge Coronet 2 door $3,591 New York 1976
Dodge Dart Swinger $2,237 California 1970
Dodge Dart Sport 340 $2,853 1973
Dodge Magnum XE $5,509 1978
Dodge Monaco $3,743 1970
Ford Galaxie 500 $3,883 1973
Ford Granada $3,698 1975
Ford LTD $5,866 1977
Ford Maverick $1,995 California 1970
Ford Mustang II $4,105 1975
Ford Pinto $2,078 1972
Ford Pinto Wagon $4,075 1977
Ford, Pinto, $2,895.00 New Jersey 1976

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Ford Ranchero $2,995 California 1970
Ford Thunderbird $6,437 1973
Ford Torino $3,506 1970
GMC Jimmy $7,895 New York 1979
Jaguar Series III E Type V12 Convertible $8,470 1973
Jaguar XJS $18,000 1976
Lincoln Continental $7,474 1973
Lotus Elite $15,406 1976
Mercury Cougar XR7 $3,679 1973
Mercury Cougar XR7 $6,430 1979
Mercury Marauder $3,503 1970
Mercury Marquis $5,049 1975
Mercury Monarch Ghia $5,149 1975
MG MGB Roadster $3,320 1973
MG MGB MK IV Roadster $5,649 1978
Oldsmobile Cutlass $5,920 New York 1979
Oldsmobile Delta 88 $3,826 1971
Oldsmobile Delta 88 $6,546 1979
Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale $5,626 1975
Oldsmobile Omega $4,164 1978
Oldsmobile Starfire GT $3,953 1978
Oldsmobile Tornado $5,441 1973
Oldsmobile Tornado $10,041 1979
Plymouth Fury Sedan $3,303 1970
Plymouth Horizon Fastback $4,801 New York 1979
Plymouth Satellite $3,226 1973
Pontiac Catalina $4,210 Washington 1970
Pontiac Grand Prix $5,772 1978
Pontiac Lemans $5,888 New York 1979
Pontiac Sunbird $4,274 1979
Pontiac Trans Am $4,708 New York 1974
Pontiac Ventura Coupe $3,829 1975
Subaru Brat $5,622 New York 1979
Toyota Corola $3,698 New York 1979
Triumph Stag $5,805 1971
Triumph TR7 $5,105 1975

1970's cars and some of the advertising from cars in the 70's the prices are drastically different due to 10 year timespan where inflation was pretty bad
Datsun 1200 Sports Coupe parking is a breeze only $1866.00
Ford Torino Special Trim inside and Out with a vinyl roof
Toyota Corona $1,950.00 quality from thousnads of tests and solid construction
AMC Matador Mid Size family car with sweeping clean lines and low profile
Monte Carlo 1975 for when a car makes you feel good about its looks thats styling
Plymouth Arrow prices start at $3,175.00 and 39mpg highway 24mpg city due to its aerodynamic design and all this from the trusted name of Crysler
Renault Gordini From $6,998.00 with electronic fuel injection front wheel drive for performance and safety
Lincoln Versailles superb luxury car engineered for comfort
Ford Mustang 79 capture one today
Some of the most popular makes and models on sale in the 70's
Alfa Romeo , Spider Alfasud
Austin , A55 1300 Mini Countryman Estate Mini Cooper 'S' Alegro Healey Sprite
BMW , 3.0 CSL 633 CSI
Buick , Electra Riviera Skylark LeSabre Regal
Cadillac , Eldorado Fleetwood Six De Ville
Chevrolet , Cheyenne Monte Carlo Impala Corvair Corvette
Chevrolet , Chevelle Malibu SS Chevelle Camero SS Corvette Stingray
Chrysler , New Yorker Newport 300 Series Cordoba Town & Country Stationwagon
Citroen , Coronet Super Bee DS SM DS33 Safari DS23 Pallas
Datsun , 240Z
Dodge , Coronet Super Bee Charger Mopar Dart Coronet Challenger RAM
Fiat , 500 Dino 124 Spider X1/9
Ford , Cortina MK 1 Escort Cortina Zephyr Capri
Ford , Torino Fastback Thunderbird Mustang Falcon
Ford , Bronco Thunderbird Galaxie Ranchero MAVERICK
Hillman , Hunter Avenger
Jeep , CJ Gladiator Commando Wagoneer
Jaguar , E Type MK11 S Type 420
Lincoln , Continental Mk. V Town Car Mark Series
Mercedes , 280SL 350 SL 450SL 230CE 450
Mercury , Cougar Capri Comet ZEPHER Monterey Cyclone
MG , MGA MGB MGB GT Midget MGC
Morris , Mini Marina Minor Traveller Minor
Oldsmobile , 442 Cutlass Eighty Eight
Plymouth , Valiant Barracuda
Pontiac , Trans Am Firebird GTO Le Mans GTO Grand Prix
Rover , P5 Coupe P6 2000TC 3500
Triumph , Herald GT6 TR6 Vitesse Stag Dolomite Spitfire
Vauxhall , Chevette Magnum Viva Carlton
Volkswagen , Camper Van Beetle VW Karmann Ghia
  • 1970's Cars Information

  • In 1970 the average new car cost around 3,542 dollars, and a gallon of gas went for 36. cents.

    During the 70s many Super cars were designed from a variety of motor companies.

    One such car was the Bristol Brigand, this was one of the most expensive Bristol range cars. The Brigand was a turbo charged two-door four-seater sedan, that had the ability to reach 60 mph (97 kph) from rest in less then 60 seconds.
    Although many Anglo-American hybrids have been hastily conceived and appropriately short-lived, the 140 mph (225 kph) Bristol Britannia sedan showed the marriage of the best British engineering and the American mass-produced power unit car unit result in a genuine classic car.
    The Fiat XI/9 went on sale in the United States in 1974 , it became a major success, due to the remarkable handling, and road holding, as well as sheer style. Built on a 128 based McPherson strut suspension, it gave almost neutral fool-proof handling, instant steering response, and concerning power far beyond the reach of its mass-produced rivals, along with acceleration of 0 to 60 (0 to 97kph) in 13 seconds.

    According to legend, local workers gave the name for the Ferrucio Lamborghini super car. They took one look at the sleek, futuristic, swing-open door device and said, simply: "Countach!" -the nearest translation is something to the effect of "Wow!" The Countach had a V12 engine, and a five-speed gearbox on the forward end of the block, bring the gearbox between the occupants and the gear lever to the driver's hand with no additional linkage. The Countach did not go into proper production as the LP400 until 1974, by which time it had undergone some changes from the prototype. the engine returned to a Miura's 4-liter, and the planned monocoque chassis gave way to a mulitubular space frame, that welded on alloy panels.
    In 1972 BMW unveiled a gull-winged, mid-engined coupe' BMW Turbo on the show circuit. Never intended for production, in 1978 a car with most of the Turbo's style and character was unveiled as a production reality.
    Simply called the M1-the M-style logo being BMW's indicating "Motorsports." The car was powered by a BMW's potent 24-valve, 3.5-liter twin-cam straight-six motor. The majority of the 450 or so M1's built between 1978 and 1980 made outstanding road cars.
    Lee Lacocca known as the Father of the Mustang, saw a need for a simple, relatively small, but fast and sporty car to sell to growing number of young drivers. The Mustang was both cheap and cheerful, and it sold in many versions. Some had meek 6-cylinder engine and others came with a rumbling V-8 engine. All of the cars were four-seaters,and some came with hardtops bodies, some were fastbacks, and a great number were convertibles.
    Many great cars come out of the 70's, in 1979 the average new car cost about 6,847 dollars, and a gallon of gas cost 88. cents.
    Some of the new innovations and safety features found in cars from the 1970's
    Four Wheel Drive 1970's
    Airbags 1970's