Have you ever wondered how much it cost to buy a car 50 or more years ago? How about 30? Or 20? The fact is, car costs today have very little in common with the sort of vehicle your mother or grandfather might have kicked the tires on when they were shopping for the next family ride.
To give you a sense of how the average cost of a car has evolved over time, GOBankingRates compiled a list of popular models going all the way back to 1950 using historic prices from the Morris County Library. Listing the new or used car cost in 2020 dollars to reflect inflation should give you a better sense of just how affordable buying a new car was back in the day. And, even though those born in 2020 and more recent years might not yet care about how much cars cost, that information