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Journeys : Apr May 2011
Some old things never lose their style. The E-type Jag uar, Concorde and Federation-style buildings come to mind. Then there are those objects that age awkwardly. Like the Volvo 240 ser ies. Hard to imagine it was once considered a status symbol! But it must true – the RACT archives tell us so. An advertisement in the Febr uar y 1985 Motor News suggested we should “lease one of the world’s great prestige cars” for only $111 a week. In the same year, you could buy a Fiat Regata for $13,995. The new Toyota Corona featured a “good quality AM/FM radio/ cassette player with two front-mounted speakers.” Price on-road was $13,595. Also new that year was Launceston’s Southern Outlet, which was officially opened on 28 Febr uar y. The $20 million, 7.5 kilometre expressway “will provide Launceston w ith the most efficient and safe arterial road of any major city in A dive in the archive Stuart Bridges looks back to 1985 – when radio cassettes were all the go Life on the move 22 April / May 2011 www.rochesbeachliving.com.au State of the Art Independent Units • 24 hour Emergency Response • Beautiful Gardens & Community Centre • Close to Shops, Restaurants and Beach • 2 & 3 Bedroom Units Available • On Site Care Taker • Maximising Lifestyle, Minimising Stress Call John Crane to inspect. Free call 1800 246 418
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