How Much Cars Cost In The 80's

Chevrolet Cavalier $7,171 Illinois 1984
BMW 325 $21,330 New York 1988
Buick Regal $6,119 New York 1980
Camero Coupe $7,571 Illinois 1984
Camero Z28 Dash $7,263 1980
Chevrolet Corvette $23,392 Illinois 1984
Chevy S10 Pickup $6,993 Illinois 1984
Chrysler Cordoba $6,745 1980
Chrysler New Yorker $10,459 1980
Chrysler New Yorker $13,045 Illinois 1984
Chrysler Voyager $12,632 New York 1988
Datsun 210 sedan $4,516 New York 1980
Datsun Stanza $6,600 Maryland 1982
Dodge Ram Charger 4 wheel drive $6,203 New York 1980
Ford Escort $5,189 Maryland 1982
Ford Mustang $6,572 Maryland 1982
Ford Mustang $7,286   Ohio   1985
Ford Probe $12,695 California 1989


Ford Taurus $9,996 New York 1988
Ford Thunderbird $6,816 1980
GMC 1500 Pickup $5,400 Maryland 1982
Lincoln Zephyr $4,973 New York 1980
Mercury Couger $12,593 New York 1988
Nissan Pickup $5,634 Illinois 1984
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme $6,695 New York 1980
Plymouth Colt $4,999 New Jersey 1986
Pontiac Catalina $6,671 1980
Pontiac Firebird $5,992 New York 1980
Pontiac Grand AM $9,965 New York 1988
Pontiac Le mans 6000 $6,230 Maryland 1982
Pontiac Sunbird $5,164 1980
Pontiac Trans Am $7,481 1980
Subaru Justy $6,194 New York 1988
Toyota Celica $5,964 New York 1980
Triumph TR8 $11,105 1981
Volkswagen Rabbit $6,994 Illinois 1984
Yugo $3,669 New York 1988
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From Our 1980 US Autos Page
Pontiac Trans-AM From $9,890
1980 Pontiac Trans-AM
From Our 1980 Imports Page
Porsche 924 TurboFrom $19,800
1980 Porsche 924 Turbo
  • 1980's Cars Information

The 1980s were a great time for the automobile industry, the average model new 1980 car cost around 7,000 dollars, and a gallon of gas was about 90. cents.
In 1980 the Ford motor company turned it emphasis to economy. The goal was to make a car that got 20 MPG, (up from 19 MPG in 1979). The Thunderbird was the star of the line up in it's new down sized form. The LTD II was gone and, Pinto was in it's final season. In July of 1984 Ford of South Africa announced the XR8, this limited editions Sierra model with a Mustang V8 engine,rated at 200 bhp, plus a five-speed close-ratio gearbox, and disk brakes all round. The 5-liter engine ran the car up to more than 140 mph (225kph) and from 0 to 62 mph in less than 8 sec. the car had a five-door body shell and was offered only in white.
Another Ford super car of the 80s was the Merkur XR4TI a Sierra-based coupe', three -door hatchback with "biplane" rear spoiler. The engine is a 2.3 -liter, 4-cylinder, single overhead cam unit with a Garrett TO3B Turbocharger and gives 170 bhp at 5,200 rpm in manual gearbox form. The car is front-mounted and drivers the rear wheel via. a 5-speed manual or Ford C3 automatic box. The suspension is fully independent and the brakes are disks at the front and drums at the rear. The steering is by power-assisted rack-and -pinion.
The Ferrari 4010i was a full four-seater two-door car that was powered by a 2940 ci (4,823 cc) fuel-injected v12 engine. The car had a classic ageless Pininfarina styling, and despite having been in production for many years , still looked as up-to-date as any other performance car of its era. The car has a top speed of 152 mph (244kph). It's still considered one of the great classic cars of it's time.
The Bristol Beaufighter was the most glamorous of the Bristol range cars. The car was turbo charged with a Chrysler hemi engine. The car was styled by Zagato and introduced as the 412 Convertible Saloon, in 1975. Like similarly powered Brigand it reached 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97kph) in 5.9 sec.
In order to meet the challenge of the new 16-valve Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 in the smaller car sector, BMW introduced their M535i. The BMW M535i had a 209 ci (3,430cc)single-overhead-cam-fuel-injected straight-6 engine. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (0 to100 kph ) was possible in 7 sec. There was choice of three different gearboxes for the M535i-the BMW 5-speed with overdrive unit,a close-ratio Getrag 5-speed , or the ZF triple-range switch able automatic. The brakes were accommodated by four-wheel ventilated disk units, with anti-lock control, and the rear seats had generous leg room to accommodate 2 adults.
After 51 years Rolls-Royce introduced a Bentley that was more than a re-badged, re-radiatored Rolls Royce. The Bentley that was eventually introduced was the Mulsanne, named after the famous straight on the LeMans racing circuit. The Mulsanne was the last of the really fast Bentley. Equipped with a 6.75 liter V8 engine, it produced a n undisclosed amount of power which propel the heavy car to speeds of over 130 mph (209 kph),and from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97) in 7.4 sec. This model sat four people in great comfort, and could transport them with smoothness and speed. The Bentley delightful to drive and handle, its was considered during its rein as a very expensive delight.
The Chrysler motor company was making it's own changes for the 80s when it introduced the first convertible in more then a dozen years-the LeBaron struck a positive nerve with the open-air motorists. The K -cars were so popular with the public, that Chrysler began producing a limousine based on the platform in 1985. For a mere 26,318 you could cruise the town in the pinnacle of Chrysler luxury.




Below is a list of common manufacturers and models made and sold in the Eighties
AMC , Spirit
Audi , Quattro
BMW , 3 Series , 5 Series , 6 Series , 7 Series
Buick , Regal , Skyhawk , Park Avenue , Grand National
Cadillac , Fleetwood , Allante , DeVille , Eldorado
Chevrolet , El Camino , Caprice , Corvette , Malibu , Camero
Chevrolet , Suburban Silverado , Silverado 1500 , MONZA , C/K Pickup
Chrysler , LeBaron , New Yorker , Cordoba , Conquest
Dodge , Mirada , Dakota , Ramcharger , Neon , Daytona
Dodge , Ram 1500 , Charger , Diplomat
Ford , Capri , Fiesta , Escort MK3 , Escort MK2 , Sierra
Ford , Granada , Ranger , Crown Victoria , Bronco , Aerostar
Ford , Probe , Taurus , E Series Van , E Series Van Conversion , Thunderbird
Ford , Mustang , F-100 , F-150 , F-250
Honda , Accord , Civic , Prelude
Jeep , Laredo , Renegade , Wrangler , Cherokee
Lincoln , Versailles , Town Car
Mazda , RX7
Mercedes , 280 , 550SL , 230 , 380 , 420
Mercedes , 300 , 500 , 560 , 300 SL Roadster
Mercury , Couger , Grand Marquis
MG , MGB GT , MGB Roadster , MGC , Midget
Nissan , Maxima , 300ZX , 280ZX
Oldsmobile , Cutlass , 442 , Eighty-Eight
Peugeot , 106
Plymouth , Voyager , Fury
Pontiac , Trans AM , Firebird , Bonneville , Fiero GT , Grand Prix
Renault , 19
Reliant , Scimitar , Robin
Toyota , Tercel , Celica , Corolla , Land Cruiser , Grand Prix
Triumph , Spitfire , TR7 , TR7 Convertable
Vauxhall / Opel , Chevette , Carlton , Opel Mantra , Viva
Volkswagen VW , Beetle , Rabbit , Jetta