From what I understand, the Canadian $ was equal to the US $ through the T era. If that is not so, then can someone enlighten me.
Was the price of the Canadian cars the same as that of the US cars? If there is a difference can someone be kind enough to post the prices of the Canadian cars over the years please?
This is important information to assist with some pricing research that I am doing regarding cars in Australia.
You should also consider any difference in equipment ex factory.
In the Model A era, Canada sold their cars 'complete' with 5 tyres,bumpers & in 1932, a spare tyre cover was also provided in the new cost.
It is an interesting idea that you are undertaking, but also the Australian bodies were costed different [ more expensive?]& were prices different ex Geelong to else where?[here in NZ, the new cost was the same wherever you purchased],
I have this in my assortment of stuff, 1906. I'm not sure why the four cylinder N is $750 while the Model K Ford is only $2400. In the US the K is $2500 and the N is $500. Maybe more "margin" to begin with on the K?
Hope this helps. If you need list price on any of the other cars listed let me know.
For the most part during the T-era par did exist (or close to par). The Canadian Dollar was pegged par with the USA Dollar until 1914, then it was allowed to float until 1926. These rates are average for the float years.
1914 $1 C=$1.0 USD
1915 $1 C=$.99 USD
1916 $1 C=$.99 USD
1917 $1 C=$.99 USD
1918 $1 C=$.98 USD
1919 $1 C=$.87 USD
1920 $1 C=$.79 USD
1921 $1 C=$.89 USD
1922 $1 C=$.98 USD
1923 $1 C=$.98 USD
1924 $1 C=$.99 USD
1925 $1 C=$1.0 USD
1926 $1 C=$1.0 USD
1926 Canada returns to the gold standard and par re-establishes
I suppose it would be the Ford factory list prices, per year/model change, that you would need. This 1915 freight rates show as much as $105.00 difference to add to destination prices.
Thanks Gents for the information so far.
Rob, sometimes the more I search, the more puzzles crop up, but your information is useful.I am sure that you find the same.
George, Very useful information. I knew that currencies 'floated' during the war and this is detail information that I had not managed to find. Many thanks.
Kerry. Again, useful information as it shows the distance/price variation which also occurred (as I am sure you know) in Oz.
What I really want is a listing of the prices that the Aussie importer would be paying at the factory, or delivered to the wharf. That information will probably not be able to be found, but if I can obtain Canadian Factory retail (or better, wholesale) prices it will be a big help.
Thanks again Dane.