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Question #5663 posted on 05/15/2004 12:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,


What was the price of a 1954 Corvette in 1954? And the price of a 1955 Ford Thunderbird in 1955? Also, while you are at it, what would the price be for a base model and one with upgraded options?

- (Tim)

A: Dear Tim,

In 1954 the base price for a Corvette was $2,774.00. Unfortunately, this was with NO extras. We'll assume you probably would like to have directional signals, a heater, an AM radio, whitewall tires, an automatic transmission, a parking brake alarm, courtesy lights, and a windshield washer. After adding in these ammenities, a 1954 Corvette would have cost you $3,254.10. Only 3,640 1954 Corvettes were produced.

In 1955 the base price of a Thunderbird was $2,695. 16,155 1955 Thunderbird's were produced. If you were to prefer the convertible, it would cost you around $2,765.

-cubic nerd (who wishes that he had a 1954 Corvette or a 1955 Thunderbird)