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Gas Prices

Posted: June 21st, 2014, 9:40 pm
by Shooter
I was just reading about how gas is fixin to go up again, and made me remember back in time, what it used to be when I was younger.

What is the cheapest YOU can remember???

I'll tell you mine later,... most of you young fellers will think I am nuts!!! :mrgreen:

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 21st, 2014, 10:23 pm
by ole5beards
I know mine will be blown away but the cheapest I ever remember it was .87 a gallon. There are 3 grades and they were all separated by .10. Back in those days I remember thinking there's no way I'm paying $1.07 for a gallon of gas!! I'd give my left nut to see those prices again!! Back then I could fill up, get a can of Copenhagen, and a Mountain Dew and still put change back in my pocket from a $20 bill!! And minimum wage was $4.25 an hour!

Let me rephrase this, I'm sure I was lower in my lifetime as a mater of fact I can remember the gas strike back in 84 or 85. The price I mentioned above of .87 was since I started driving.

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 21st, 2014, 10:27 pm
by Southern Sportsman
.99 - and that was before I was driving. Lowest I ever actually paid was $1.20ish I think.

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 21st, 2014, 10:28 pm
by hookedspur
I pumped gas at a full serve station in 1970 for 30 cents a gallon reg. price and when the owner got in a price war with the station across the road he went to 28 cents .

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 6:56 am
by CamoMan4025
For some reason I'm thinking .78 cents a gal.....yea those were the days.

Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 7:43 am
by ccleroy
.58

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 7:46 am
by chaser
Gas war in the 60's.......18 cents a gallon

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Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 7:49 am
by gaswamp
.59

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Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 7:54 am
by Grumpy
37 cents a gallon, used to be able to fill a 5 gallon can for under 2 dollars.

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 7:54 am
by GLS
Not counting gas wars, I remember under $.30.

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 9:04 am
by redarrow
.18 cents. 2 stations had a gas war. Back then it was normally about .28 cents.Late 60s.

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 9:21 am
by wiltznucs
I remember when all grades passed the $1 mark. The lowest was probably 90 cents or so..

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 9:24 am
by savduck
ccleroy wrote:.58
This.

When I started driving I started out in a little Ford Ranger then worked, saved, and bought myself a F150 straight 6 stick shift. It had 2- 20 galloon gas tanks. I could take a 50 dollar bill, fill the truck up and then take my girlfriend to the movies, buy popcorn and drinks and still have a few bucks in change. That wasn't that long ago either.

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 9:33 am
by Frankinthelaurels
Turning 16 in 1970 I remember 4 gallons for a dollar, 24.9 per gallon, driving a big ole' 383 plymouth roadrunner with a huge gas tank it took $7.00 to fill the tank up...however it didn't take long before shortages started...remember the odd and even last digit of your license plate to buy gas, seems to me that that was maybe 74-75 ???

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 9:48 am
by TS
I remember just after 9/11 it went down around here to .89 but when I was a kid in the high 90s was common place.

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 10:10 am
by GOLD HUNTER
$ 0.49.9 :mrgreen: and had a guy tell me gas would be a 1.00 some day and i told him he was crazy. :shaking2: well that day has come and gone. :banghead:

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 2:20 pm
by Shooter
hookedspur wrote:I pumped gas at a full serve station in 1970 for 30 cents a gallon reg. price and when the owner got in a price war with the station across the road he went to 28 cents .
Yep, 1970 for me too is the earliest I can remember. I think it was 33 cents. Didn't start driving until 78.

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 2:59 pm
by hawglips
I used to fill up a one gallon milk jug with leaded regular for my lawn mowing job with a quarter.

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 3:48 pm
by Waddle Whacker
I think it was in the $0.90 range or so when I started driving.

Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 4:35 pm
by Reloader
.87 is the cheapest I've seen.

What really sucks is how high diesel is now days.

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 9:14 pm
by Hognutz
I worked at a gas station when I was in high school. I pumped gas for .22 a gallon. Also included an oil check, windows washed, and the air in the tires checked!! You also got a handful of "Green Stamps". 1969 or so.

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 9:21 pm
by Grunt-N-Gobble
87 cents is what I can remember. But I don't remember the year.

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, 9:35 pm
by d.winsor
.30/gal

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 23rd, 2014, 7:38 am
by pullit
.29, I had a 71 chevy that was built to pass everything but a gas station. It would not run on anything but high test, and when it hit .68 a gallon, I said "I can't afford to drive this thing anymore" and sold it.

Re: Gas Prices

Posted: June 23rd, 2014, 7:05 pm
by Stinky J Picklestein
I remember seeing $.79 somewhere in Oklahoma back in 1996.