What's the cheapest gas?

  • charmr

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    Jun 09, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
    What's the cheapest gas you remember and when was it. I dont think anyone can top me, er excuse the expression, i mean BOTTOM me, uh, er, well you know what I mean LOL. My earliest recollection for gas was about 1940. I'll tell you the price later. But I'll give you a clue: In 1935 you could buy a new Ford or Studebaker for under $500. Yes there are only two zeros! [Chevy and Plymouth were slightly OVER $500. Buick was $850. Cadillac was $1125]
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    Jun 09, 2011 11:23 PM GMT
    17 cents a gallon in the early 60's in Texas. Oh shit, I'm dating myself!
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    Jun 10, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    Why back in the old days I remember when it was as low as $1.07 a gallon! My how things have changed! icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 10, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    right before 9/11/01, gas in georgia was like .79/gal
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    Jun 10, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    $0.97 cents at the gas station by my parents' house in 1997.
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    Jun 10, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    I well remember the price of gas was 23 to 25 cents a gallon, at the campus gas station where went to school back in 66'/67', as I recall it stayed that way for most of that school year, Then over the next two or three years it hovered around 35 cents a gallon up to the time I turned sixteen and got my licence to drive. As the song says -- "Those were the days my friend we thought they'd never end"
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    Jun 10, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    The kind I make. ;)
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    Jun 10, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    charmr saidWhat's the cheapest gas you remember and when was it. I dont think anyone can top me, er excuse the expression, i mean BOTTOM me, uh, er, well you know what I mean LOL. My earliest recollection for gas was about 1940. I'll tell you the price later. But I'll give you a clue: In 1935 you could buy a new Ford or Studebaker for under $500. Yes there are only two zeros! [Chevy and Plymouth were slightly OVER $500. Buick was $850. Cadillac was $1125]



    HERE'S THE ANSWER BOYS [17cents was pretty good!]

    In 1940, I remember 8 gallons for a dollar. That's 12.5 cents a gallon!

    Do you know why gas prices always carry 9/10 cent? In the old days it was various tenths. During "gas wars" the station across the street would cut the price by 1 or 2 tenths. As prices rose higher it became customary to always add 9 tenths to make it look a penny cheaper. Pennies COUNTED back then!
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    Jun 10, 2011 4:40 AM GMT
    The cheapest gas I ever got was at this really dumpy "Southwestern" restaurant. I won't even call it "Mexican" out of respect for our neighbors to the south.

    Taco Bell was better than this dump.

    Worst gas I ever had.