Here’s a nice price comparison of post-war cars for UK:
in USA after ww2, cars were VERY cheap to buy, even free for some!
bought my 1st car in 1949,(15 yrs old), didnt know nothing, a 1934 FORD V8 roadster!
guy wanted $20. usd, all i had from my bycle paper route was $18. dollars , he took it and gave me a signed bill of sale!
me and friends made it run and was a great summer, i had NO license to drive, also didnt know you needed a piece of paper to drive, didn’t make sense to me!
AH yes young and dumb!