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When the first mini was launched in 1959 it cost 500 which was the average yearly wage in the UK at the time. With the average yearly earnings now at around 25K it looks like the relative cost of buying a car has certainly come down considering 12,000 would buy a fairly good car now-a-days. 25,000 could buy you either a "C" class or maybe even an "E" class at the moment.
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