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What's the cheapest you can remember paying for a gallon of gas?

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by GloBug, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Wow, you guys have cheap gas! Crazy, too, because we have several major gas refineries right here in the East Bay, including Chevron.
  2. geejay

    geejay Well-Known Member

    I am not sure what it cost - I had a '65 Mustang (would kill to have it now!) and used to go and get $2 or $3 worth of gas at a time. That would have been in 1968. OMG, I am old.

    Gas here is still $3.86. I don't think releasing that gas from the reserves will make much difference as it is the amount we use in one day here in the states.

    I know the price of gas and diesel is really hard on farmers. Can't believe our fuel bill every month!
  3. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    14¢ a gallon, during a price war, in Denver. But I worked at a gas station at the time so I paid our cost which was 9¢ a gallon.
  4. maw

    maw Wordsmith

    Okay boB I can almost match you remember lots of 10 cent gas in the old 46 chevie I drove around-course everyone contributed to the gas fund of who ever was driving and sometimes it was just a few pennies but eveyone helped.
  5. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    geejay, after I graduated from HS in '69 and went to work I bought a 66 Mustang....LOVED that car!
  6. suer182

    suer182 Forum Manager Staff Member

    My gosh, if I could buy gas that cheap these days, my business could finally make money.
  7. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    It was hay and oats back in my day - to feed the horses drawing the buggies.

    Seriously, I don't remember. Gas was in the 20-30 cents range as far back as memory serves, and I recall the outrage if one station raised its price by one cent per gallon. I first obtained my drivers license in 1960 (or 1958?).
  8. reggae

    reggae Well-Known Member

    Denise & Geegay...I had a blue 1969 Mustang convertible. I really loved that car!
  9. tutak

    tutak Getting EVEN closer to suspension

    I remember an old Mexican restaurant. If you ate there, you got free gas.
  10. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    It was 16 cents per gallon during a gas war one summer. I drove a red Plymouth Sport Fury with a 440 cubic inch engine that could outrun anything around, and the gas mileage was lousy. Of course, we didn't worry about such mundane things back then! Now gas is $3.38 per gallon so I only run errands a couple times a week.
  11. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    I paid $3.69 today at Costco. I was amazed that it was so cheap! Haven't seen that for a long long time! That means around here, it's dropped about 55 cents /gal in 3 weeks. Nice!
  12. geejay

    geejay Well-Known Member

    I even put flowers on mine - thought it was the coolest thing ever! A true child of the 60's.
  13. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    LOL I had "Power Flowers" on my blue VW Bug before I got the Mustang! ;)
  14. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    I remember the gas shortage. I spent a few months at my aunt and uncles in Indiana, right by the Ohio border. When the time came to bring me home they worried they would not find gas along the way and my uncle filled gas cans in his trunk. Thank goodness we didn't get hit from behind!
  15. Bibb

    Bibb Well-Known Member

    I remember 19 cents for sure but I believe it was as low as 16 cents in the late forties. I drove a 1936 Plymouth coupe. As with others above, the stations were full service.
  16. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Like others, I remember the full service stations (I believe NJ still requires all stations to be full service?). Then, I remember a period of time when you paid one price/gallon for cash, and another for credit card.

    Let's see...how do I post this to be PC?! I was in Geneva on a business trip at the time of the embargo in the 1970's. I could see certain nationalities strutting around the lobby of the hotel holding fist-fulls - literally fist-fulls - of U.S. Dollars and peeling off large denomination bills as if they were play-dough to pay for items in the restaurants, stores, person-to-person. I know the disgust and furor on my face had to have been obvious.

    When I was in graduate school, a friend bought a 1963 Ford Mustang convertible in metallic green - my favorite car color. I loved that car and was happy any time I was invited to go somewhere in it. I had always wanted a Mustang convertible, but for some reason, never got one. Now, of course, I need an SUV or SUV type because the height is easier for me to contend with.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
  17. J.E. M.

    J.E. M. Well-Known Member

    I drove a 57 Chevy, gas was 17.9 a gallon, and I use to get $2.00 worth once a week. I don't remember anyone paying with credit cards, but do remember driving around the W. side of cleveland looking for stations that gave away free stuff, my mother got a set of drinking glasses one year for Christmas.
  18. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    We have that here, there is about a 5c to 7c difference if you use a credit or debit card.
  19. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    I remember the gas wars in the mid-70's...but don't remember the price of the gas then, maybe 50 cents?
  20. The Cruiser

    The Cruiser Well-Known Member

    NJ and Oregon are the 2 states that still have full service.

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