Discover How Much Cars Cost in 1970 South Africa

If you are a vintage car enthusiast or just want to take a stroll down memory lane, then you have come to the right place. In this post, we will be exploring the prices of cars in 1970 South Africa.

Imagine cruising down the streets of South Africa in a 1970 Ford Cortina or a Volkswagen Beetle while jamming to some classic tunes. The nostalgia is palpable, isn’t it? But back in the day, the price of a car was determined by various factors such as the make, model, and brand.

Let’s take a look at some of the popular car brands in 1970s South Africa and their average prices:

Ford Cortina

  • Ford Cortina 1600 – R1 865
  • Ford Cortina 2000 – R2 430
  • Ford Cortina 2400 – R2 765

Volkswagen (VW) Beetle

  • Volkswagen Beetle 1300 – R1 540
  • Volkswagen Beetle 1500 – R3 200


  • Datsun 1200 – R1 795
  • Datsun 1600 – R2 766


  • Toyota Corolla 1200 – R2 444
  • Toyota Corona – R3 525

It’s interesting to note that the prices of cars back then were significantly lower compared to current prices. In addition, the selection of cars was limited to only a few brands, unlike today where we have a plethora of options to choose from.

In conclusion, exploring the prices of cars in 1970s South Africa gives us a glimpse of the past and how much the automotive industry has evolved over the years. It’s amazing to see how much progress has been made in terms of technology, design, and affordability. Who knows what the future holds for the car industry? Only time will tell.

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