If you are interested in what your Nikon rangefinder cost when it was new www.cameramanuals.org/ has catalogs from the 50's. If you grew up in the Midwest, Central Camera, in Chicago, was a photographers' landmark along with Altman's Camera.

Here is their catalog from 1958 www.cameramanuals.org/booklets/central_camera_1958.pdf listing the Nikon S2 with a 50 f1.4 for $345 and only $494 for the body with a f1.1.  To put that in perspective $494 is $3600 in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.

But still, it makes one want to crank up the old Tardis?