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Gasoline was 25 cents a gallon — or less!
25-cents-a-gallon gasoline

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Posted by freddo30 at 8:30 pm (PDT) on Wed April 6, 2016   
Yes, those low prices sound good now ; but don't forget that wages and everything else were "lower" too - minimum wage in 1965 was $1.25 so a 25 cent gallon of gas was 1/5 of an hour's work, before taxes. Today's min. wage runs anywhere from $7.25 to a little over $10 , with gas around $2 that's still 1/5 of an hour's work before taxes ... and a larger chunk of the "gas price" is now tax - remember when they used to post the amount of tax at the pump ? No more. So gas really isn't any more expensive proportionally now than it was back then. Just higher taxes all the way around.
Posted by CJ at 7:48 am (PDT) on Sat June 27, 2015   
In the summer of 1968, I worked at my Uncles Phillip 66 station. Regular was 21.9 cents per gallon and "Ethel" (premium) was 23.9 cents. REALLY miss those days.
Posted by Wadda Uknow at 8:04 pm (PDT) on Mon July 21, 2014   
I had a 1950 Sky Blue Studebaker Champ convertible that I bought in 1956. Most of that time Mobil Regular gasoline was priced at only 15.9 cents a gallon in SOUTH Jersey YALL !!!! <<< Yes ! I typed YALL because I now, in this July of 2014, I live in Texas and have No More Cold Winters and Texas has the Right Idea as.... DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS !!! >>> YALL !!! <<< "And that's the Name of.... that TUNE !"....

OH ! I almost forgot > When there were Gas Wars > that Gasoline dropped to 11.9 cents per Gallon and my Studie gave me 21 mpg !!!....
Posted by Steverino at 8:30 pm (PDT) on Thu April 3, 2014   
I used to go to the car wash and pay a couple of cents more a gallon, but got a full service car wash. Wash, wax, windows and vacuuming. What a deal, at the time...
Posted by GlenEllyn at 4:11 am (PDT) on Sun October 7, 2012   
Agreed, Duff! Isn't it about time we dropped that 9/10 of a cent stuff? Just round it up to the next penny, for Pete's sake! I've always wondered if the oil companies figure they're making an extra 9/10 of a cent per gallon or are they giving up 1/10 of a cent? The way prices fluctuate these days, who would know? Psychological mumbo jumbo. We all know that $3.699 a gallon is SO much less than $3.70 a gallon, right?
Posted by Duff at 12:28 pm (PDT) on Sat October 6, 2012   
22.9? Fill 'er up!

I find it surprising that the ".9" thing remains in use. Back then, saving a penny every ten gallons meant something. But now??
Posted by GlenEllyn at 10:17 pm (PDT) on Fri October 5, 2012   
I remember "gas wars" around the time I started driving. The lowest price I remember paying was 22.9 cents a gallon and this was about 1970.
Posted by a former member at 3:03 am (PDT) on Sat May 1, 2010   
Five bucks would run you all weekend!!!!!
Posted by Littlebutt1234 at 5:52 pm (PST) on Sat March 13, 2010   
i dont want to remember this but those where the best days ever on this earth and there will be none of them to live in now or ever......sorry to see it go... Harry Carter----Burlington Ontario Canada

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