My Colt Gold Cup. Paid $660.98 including tax for it back in '94. Adjusting for inflation, it would be about $1038.95 today. Still more than my SW1911 sku#108284 which I paid 921.61 for in 2010 ($984.54 adjusted).
My GC was worth every penny and to this day, has been the only 1911 that has never given me any issues.