1970 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre)
1970. Music continues to make a significant impact with the largest-ever rock festival taking place on the Isle of Wight, with 600,000 people attending, including some of the biggest names in music such as Jimi Hendrix and The Who. Paul McCartney announces that the Beatles have disbanded. Roger Moore stars in The Man Who Haunted Himself, a much under-rated film with real period charm, depicting London mid-way through the social revolution that began in the 1960’s. Of course, we all know the real star of the film is his P5B.
Concord makes it’s first supersonic flight, achieving 700 mph. The Soviet Moon Rover becomes the first remote-controlled robot to travel on the moon’s surface. The first computer chess tournament takes place, and Edward Heath wins the British general election after a bitter battle with Harold Wilson.
Prime Minister: Harold Wilson (up to 19 June)
Prime Minister: Edward Heath (19 June onwards)
Annual Inflation Rate (RPI): 6.4%
Average House Price (UK average): £4,582 / £67,413 adjusted for inflation (2015)
Litre of Petrol: 7.3 New Pence / £1.00 adjusted for inflation (2015)