1969, bought a 55 Ford, 4 door, 312cid, crossover exhaust, automatic trans.. all for $50. New tires for it, $60.When I was in school, they taught us how to balance a checkbook and how to brush our teeth! And bicycles had a horn that you could "beep" with your knee-but they were heavy pieces of machinery! Mud flaps, luggage rack, New Departure brakes, streamers out the handlebar grips and wide whitewall tires. Cars could be bought as some have said for $50.00 running. I bought a 1948 Mercury convertible for $25.00, a 1939 chevy coupe with twin smittys for $50.00, roll and tuck interior.