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Old 04-11-2024, 08:10 AM   #1
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Nostalgia! Fuel Prices

Was watching the television show, "Father Knows Best" from Prime Video. It aired from 1954-1960.

The episode I watch was when the son, "Bud" gets a job working in a local gas station.

At the end of the show, there is a scene where you can see the posted fuel price. It was 25 9/10 cents. Episode 181 (Season 6, Episode 10 aired December 7, 1959).

Such memories!
 
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Old 04-11-2024, 08:32 AM   #2
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Yep I remember playing 24 cents for gas and Diesel was cheaper. I was working for $1.35 and 46 years ago I built my home for $20,000.
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Old 04-11-2024, 11:38 AM   #3
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$.16 a gallon when I started driving.
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Old 04-11-2024, 02:12 PM   #4
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Lowest I ever paid was in when I was 16, Longview, Texas, Summer 1971...18 cent-a-gallon for reg'ler. They were having a gas war on Highway 80. The normal price was 22 cents a gallon. It cost me $3 to fill my beat-up 1960 black Chevy C10 truck - 3 on the tree, no radio. My first car - Dad bought it for me for $300.
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Old 04-11-2024, 03:28 PM   #5
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Lowest I ever paid was in when I was 16, Longview, Texas, Summer 1971...18 cent-a-gallon for reg'ler. They were having a gas war on Highway 80. The normal price was 22 cents a gallon. It cost me $3 to fill my beat-up 1960 black Chevy C10 truck - 3 on the tree, no radio. My first car - Dad bought it for me for $300.
My first car was a 58 Pontiac. It got totaled then my brother and I bought a 61 Pontiac Bonneville bubble top for $1300. It was a tripower 3 on the tree 3 duces 348 HP. A very unusual car. Who would buy a luxury car with a straight drive and 3 the barrels. I just saw 61 Catalina sell for $175,000 but it was a super duty so I don’t know what mine would be worth buy it wouldn’t be near that.
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Old 04-11-2024, 06:05 PM   #6
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Diesel was always always cheaper....until I bought my first diesel powered vehicle!
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Old 04-11-2024, 07:58 PM   #7
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Gas was around 24-26 cents when I was a teenager occasionally dropping into the teens when the dealers had a “gas war”. Rarely could afford more than a dollar at a time. But that got 4 gallons or more and would last several days with care and sharing the driving when cruising the drag.
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Old 04-12-2024, 03:10 AM   #8
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I can remember as a kid collecting glass bottles thrown out on the road to get gas (and cigarette) money. Not anymore.
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Old 04-12-2024, 09:48 AM   #9
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In 1973 we lived in Iowa City. Gas was around 25 cents I think. Moved to Texas right where gas is produced. You would think it would be cheaper - nope. Maybe 30 cents or so. I heard that the companies sell it out of state to get more money out of it, so local prices went up! ????

Anyway for us oldies, remember the gas embargo or whatever it was. Shortage of imports, etc. Plenty of gas AND food in Iowa, but in Texas, could only buy gas on even/odd days of your license number. Long lines. If you got to the grocery store (Texas) after it was open a couple of hours, there was NO BEEF!!!!

Moved back to Iowa in 74 and plenty of gas and beef, but gas was around 50 cents. A 100% increase in one year!
Oh, like someone else mentioned - I bought my first diesel in 2006 and diesel was much cheaper than gas. Within 2 years it was higher and just recently here in AZ it is a few cents cheaper again. HOWEVER, gas prices just jumped 50 cents in one week! WHAT GIVES????
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Old 04-17-2024, 04:16 PM   #10
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23.5˘ is the cheapest I bought at. But because I drove a ‘pickup’ truck from the start, I got a 5˘/gal discount, so it was 18.5˘/.

Can you imagine a 22% discount today ?

Yes, and diesel was considered junk fuel, so it was even cheaper. Definitely getting ��’d now.
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Old 04-17-2024, 06:50 PM   #11
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I can remember an even 20 cents per gallon for gasoline. Of course back then one could buy a brand new ˝ ton truck off the lot for under $3k - IF one could afford the purchase. The very first raise I ever received was due to a minimum wage increase..... Thankfully I was working a minimum of 60 hours a week.
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Yep I paid 18 cents, and that was in CALIFORNIA!!! Boy how things have changed.
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Old 04-18-2024, 11:21 AM   #13
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Dad used to give me a quarter and the gallon ( metal) can. I would walk to the local gas station, get 20 cent of fuel, go next door to the grocery and get a nickle candy bar. I don't remember there being a sales tax then. All was good.
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Old 04-26-2024, 05:19 AM   #14
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I worked as a gas station attendant in 1965 at a Shell station and people would ask for a fill-up or by the gallon. One elderly woman was a staple at the station and would ask for 10 gallons. $.28 cents a gallon! She would give me 3 one dollar bills and told me to keep the change of $.20 cents as a tip. I think of that lady and my “ tip” to this day and giggle how things have changed in my lifetime.
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Old 04-26-2024, 09:34 AM   #15
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I remember working at a Mobil station 1969-1971. We would have gas wars with the Clark station gas down to 13 cents. My boss would say we will be 1 cent lower if the Clark station goes to 1 cent dam I will give it away lol. Remember one day the city police came and made him raise the price. Cars were backed up down the I 75 freeway. Those were some days.
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