Janice and I bought our first, brand new car in early 1968. It was a green Volkswagen beetle. Before then, both Janice and I only had used cars; Janice was driving an American Rambler and I had a 1956 Chevy sedan. We kept Janice’s car after we were married until we committed to buy this new VW beetle for $50 a month. The price tag was a total of $2000. We were really financially pretty well-off at the time, since Janice’s and my assistantships each provided slightly less than $500 a month. And we did not have to pay tax on my federal fellowship from the US atomic energy commission. Further, my postdoc salary was even higher after September, 1968.