1971 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre)
Intel releases the world’s first microprocessor, the 4004, and Texas Instruments releases the first pocket calculator. Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover a day after landing on the surface. The UK changed it’s currency, a process known as ‘Decimalisation’, on February 15th . The IRA Bomb The Post Office Tower in London. Following Public Concern Over Immigration in the UK, a new Immigration Bill stops Commonwealth citizens automatic entry. The BBC Open University broadcasts begin.
Prime Minister: Edward Heath
Annual Inflation Rate (RPI): 9.4%
Average House Price (UK average): £5,533 / £76,509 adjusted for inflation (2015)
Litre of Petrol: 7.5 New Pence / £1.04 adjusted for inflation (2015)