It is no secret that all the things that once appeared on sale cost many times more than they really were. Such a trend is explained by the increased demand for the novelty and favorable market conditions. However, over time, the cost of the product is gradually decreasing, and soon it may even become ridiculous in comparison to the initial price. For example, at one time Intel Pentium 4 processors were selling for $100, and now they cost no more than $1.
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Cadillac Eldorado 1992
Production of the legendary Cadillac Eldorado began back in 1967, and 1992 saw a major update to the lineup, after which it came equipped with a 200-horsepower, 4.9-liter gasoline engine. With such a large volume motor, the car was not famous for impressive power, but here it was not about the dynamics of speed, but about the level of ride comfort.
The interior upholstery was made of luxurious fabric, and the dashboard was trimmed with wood. The seats were leather and had an electric drive with 12 levels of adjustment.
For its time, Cadillac Eldorado looks revolutionary, as it had a number of special options and technology:
- digital on-board equipment;
- climate control;
- automatic transmission lever on the steering wheel;
- electrically adjustable suspension, and more.
At the time, such premium options were only found on executive-class cars.
Mercedes SL 500 1992
The first Mercedes SL 500 was born in 1992 as a premium coupe with a 322-horsepower, 5-liter engine. Certainly not the fastest model of the German brand, but in terms of comfort and equipment few could compare with it. Luxury leather upholstery interior, advanced safety systems, terrific handling – these are just the main features on which the emphasis was put by engineers.
An additional confirmation of the high status of this model is the fact that at the time of release, only Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Aston Martin cars could compete with it.
BMW 840Ci 1990
In the automotive world, the 1990 BMW 840Ci was also called the BMW E31 Gran Turismo. It was produced from 1989 to 1999, and the main competitors of the car were sporting Mercedes SL and S-Class coupe, although the cost of our model is significantly higher.
This was due to the impressive power parameters, and immediately after the market launch, the sports coupe was sold for $100,000, which by the standards of the time was considered a colossal sum. Under the influence of inflation today, the car could cost about $200,000.
It was equipped with a 4-liter 286-horsepower engine and a 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-range automatic. The interior was dominated by expensive leather upholstery, which even today looks very respectable.
Rolls Royce Silver Spur Mark II 1990
The Rolls Royce Silver Spur Mark II entered the market in 1989 and was successfully sold until 1993. The car’s cabin featured luxurious walnut wood trim, Wilton carpets, luxury leather seat upholstery, and increased headroom, providing an impeccable level of comfort and freedom of action even for those with large builds.
Under the hood of the legendary car was a 329-horsepower 6.8-liter engine, which allowed to reach a speed of 100 km/h in just 9 seconds. However, the car was not intended for high-speed driving, but rather was needed for wealthy people to get home from the office, go to business meetings and restaurants.
Jaguar XJS 1995
Production of the 1995 Jaguar XJS began in 1975, when it was introduced as a competitor for the Jaguar E-Type. Unfortunately, the car failed to displace the iconic model in terms of sales and popularity, but it is just as sought-after for collectors today as its predecessor.
Naturally, this car didn’t have the same sporting features and looks as the E-Type, but overall it was a full-fledged Gran Turismo.
Under the hood, the 1995 Jaguar XJS had a 6-liter 304-horsepower engine, a 5-speed manual or a 4-band automatic. The maximum acceleration speed was 260 km/h. In terms of power the car could compete with many sports coupes.
The interior, as it should be a premium segment, had an expensive combination of leather and wood trim.
Bentley Turbo R 1990
The 1990 Bentley Turbo R does not need a long introduction, as the first meeting with it will remain unforgettable. This is a premium car for business people who are used to not deny themselves anything, and managed to become a cult.
Even by modern standards, it looks very respectable and luxurious, embodying the unique features of retro-style