Consider that uou can get a brand new 2019 Chrysler 300 Touring starting at $26,715 (MSRP + destination - cash in my area) before you do any other dealing. Thiswould be the same as spending $3800 in 1969. From a little research online, a 1969 Chrysler Newport had a base sticker price of $3500. So the lowest trim full size Chrysler in 1969 cost a little less than the inflation adjusted new Chrysler. And the 1969 Newport would have had a V8, with a manual transmission and no air conditioning or radio at base price. So once inflation is considered, the prices are not that much worse today than 50 years ago.