I joined a UK forum recently looking for some info on the HDT1000 and the thread has 'wondered around' a bit
One of their members, slf-uk, who just happens to be a member here as well, posted a pic of the list prices of the Bolens large frames for 1980.
I asked him for permission, which he graciously granted, to 'steal' it and post it over here, so without further ado:
Now we all know that Bolens was THE high end brand in the US at the time, and their pricing reflected that.
With a bit of searching, I found the rate of exchange in 1980 (2.449-1), and with the US pricing info I found in our archives, here are some interesting comparisons.
In the US: HT23 - $4.500.00 or $12,896.60 in today's dollars
In the UK: HT23 - £3,100.00 = $7,582.60 or $21,731.05 in todays dollars
In the US: HT20D - $5,400.00 or $15,475.92 in today's dollars
In the UK: HT20D - £3,650.00 = $8,927.90 or $25,586.56 in todays dollars
You would have to think that is someone in the UK wanted an HT23 or HT20D, they had to be pretty well off.
Edited by OldBuzzard, January 07, 2015 - 05:28 PM.