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Volkswagen Beetle Cost ₦3,908 In Nigeria In 1982, What Can You Buy With It Today?

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Volkswagen Beetle Cost ₦3,908 In Nigeria In 1982, What Can You Buy With It Today - autojosh

Volkswagen Beetle, popularly known as Ijapa, cost N3,908 in Nigeria in 1982, what can you buy with it today?

Ijapa was a favourite amongst Nigerians due to its efficiency and affordability.

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Volkswagen Beetle Cost ₦3,908 In Nigeria In 1982, What Can You Buy With It Today - autojosh





The original Volkswagen Beetle, popularly known as Ijapa (Tortoise) in Nigeria, is one of several iconic cars that ruled the Nigerian highways in the 70s and 80s.

Due to its efficiency and affordability, Ijapa, known for its distinctive rounded rear-end, was a favourite amongst teachers, civil servants and the average middle class Nigerian citizenry.

Volkswagen Beetle Cost ₦3,908 In Nigeria In 1982, What Can You Buy With It Today - autojosh

But how much does the Volkswagen Beetle cost in the 70s and 80s that makes it a favorite amongst Nigerians? Well, a trending picture seems to have the answer.

Volkswagen Beetle - Ijapa

A Volkswagen Beetle that was acquired in 1982 — which is nearly 40 years ago — was purchased for just Three Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eight Naira. Forty Kobo (N3,908.40).

Hmmmmm… Today, what can you buy with it today?





In a related news

Last month, Nigerian journalists Ruth Osime shared a receipt issued by Leventis Motors for the purchase of a brand new Honda Civic worth just N3,205 in 1976.

While asking the question “Who we offend”?, she explained that the same Honda Civic, now in its eleventh-generation, is now worth approximately N32,205,000 in Nigeria. This is an increase of 1004736.19% (over 1 million percent) in less than 50 years.





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