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Healeyman

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Some years ago, I was talking about gas prices with my mom (born in 1912). It was a lot more where she lived in SoCal than in Texas.

I reminded her that when I started driving (mid-1950's), gas was normally $0.25 - 0.27 a gallon but the cheapest I had ever paid was $0.15 during a "gas war".

She told me that when she started driving (Early 1930's), she paid $0.07 a gallon.

WHAT is the cheapest that you remember ever paying for a gallon of gas?

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I too recall paying about $0.25 in the mid-50's, and that would be $2.73 in today's dollars.


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Dutch_12078 wrote:

I too recall paying about $0.25 in the mid-50's, and that would be $2.73 in today's dollars.


Mid '60s, my area had most weekly gas wars. My first non-farm job, washing pans in a Mom&Pop owned corner bakery paid enough that I could normally buy about 6 gallons of gas for a hour's work. Fiends that worked fast food, pumped gas, stocked shelves and other "kid's work" made about the same.
The fall before I started that job I took a old White with flatbed trailer about 300 miles to the Tulsa area to pick up some stuff the farm had bought. Saw a sign, FREE CAB WASH WITH 100 GAL FILL Had coffee and pie while they fueled and washed. Paid for coffee, pie, fuel, tipped waitress and the guy that washed cab. Spent $20.00.

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I paid 13.9 during a gazz war in the late '50s.
The last teen priced gas I saw around here (19.9) was in 1972 (another gas war).

I wasn't old enough to buy gas just after WW II but I can remember the folks having to hand pump so many gallons of gas in the glass enclosed gas tower ...then flip the valve open and gravity dumped those gallons in our old '33 Ford. Gas was .08-.10 cents a gal.


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I remember paying .239/ gallon in San Antonio when I was stationed there in the early 1970s. I owned a VW Bug and it took about $2.00 to fill it up.

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I wasn't old enough to buy gas just after WW II but I can remember the folks having to hand pump so many gallons of gas in the glass enclosed gas tower ...then flip the valve open and gravity dumped those gallons in our old '33 Ford. Gas was .08-.10 cents a gal.


Before I got my DL, the family would let me fuel my pickup out of farm tank for working on the farm. If I drove it to work for others, I had to buy gas. The closest place had that system for measuring, but the pump had been upgraded to electric. Tell them how many gallons you want, he turn on pump until that much was in the jar. Shut off pump, drain into the truck.

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Why would you buy vintage gas? [emoticon]


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Around 1967 I was driving my VW Bug to school and ran out of gas. Luckily I was on a hill so I coasted into a station and filled up my 10 gallon tank. Gave the attendant $3 and got a few cents in change.


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Early 60's I remember 17.9 during a gas was, after the gas wars went away, it was 25ยข.


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Mid fifties in Fl. , 25 cents was norm but if ya crossed into Ga. many places it was 19 cents , ya'll !

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