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Barry Brears
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Username: turney_2009

Post Number: 21
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Saturday, 03 April, 2010 - 12:42:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Can anyone tell me the original cost when new of a 1974 Bentley T1
Regards Barry
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Chris Browne
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Username: chrisb

Post Number: 4
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Monday, 05 April, 2010 - 04:56:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Barry.
There were two price increases in 1974. Original price was 12,450 GBP and it increased to 13,120 GBP later in the year. Bentleys were always slightly less money than the equivalent Silver Shadow as the cost of producing the Bentley radiator grille was less than that of the Rolls-Royce.
Kind regards,
Chris Browne
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Barry Brears
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Username: turney_2009

Post Number: 22
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, 05 April, 2010 - 07:21:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Chris

Barry
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Brian Crump
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Username: brian_crump

Post Number: 74
Registered: 2-2007
Posted on Monday, 05 April, 2010 - 19:30:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Redbook shows the Australian price of the T1 and Shadow of 1974 as identical at $37,750 (excluding taxes and registration costs) and the Mercedes-Benz 450SEL at $24,255 (also excluding taxes and registration costs). The Holden Statesman De Ville of 1974 was $6087. The T1 cost from 1974 indexed for inflation equates to approximately $247,942.46 in $AUD2009 figures.
I am not able to verify the Redbook claims of 1974 prices.
Regards,
Brian Crump
By the way, the median house price in Sydney in 1974 was $31,800 - just as a comparison.

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Barry Brears
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Username: turney_2009

Post Number: 23
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, 06 April, 2010 - 06:50:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Brian most informative.

Barry
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Brian Crump
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Username: brian_crump

Post Number: 75
Registered: 2-2007
Posted on Tuesday, 06 April, 2010 - 09:10:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Interestingly, the Glass Guide lists the TI at $44,259 for 1974. They give no indication as to the inclusion of taxes etc.
Regards,
Brian