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2 hours ago, dei said:

WOW! 26.9 cents a gallon!

Who says a buck didn't go farther back then??

 At least 1953.  Starting wage $0.75/hr.    1/10th of today's.  And this was during a "gs war".  Probably closer to $0.33 normally. Dought a car there obtained over 15 mpg versus few do not get at least 20/25 today.

 

  Ben

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8 hours ago, pont35cpe said:

And at that price attendant included.. 

 

And that is kinda what I'm sayin'.

A kid could work while in school making a few bucks to date, buy a few things etc., the station could make a few bucks to pay him and still pay the Oil Companies their share plus the overhead it took to run the business...

 

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On 9/22/2019 at 3:42 PM, 91vert said:
On 9/24/2019 at 9:01 AM, dei said:

WOW! 26.9 cents a gallon!

Who says a buck didn't go farther back then??

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Actually, 26.9 cents a gallon in the early 1950's

is the equivalent of $2.60 per gallon today.

That's right about where most of the United States

is today--even with higher gasoline taxes--and some

states are substantially lower than $2.60.

 

All things are relative.  Isn't it a bit comforting to know

that we're not paying more for gas, relatively speaking,

than our fathers or grandfathers did?

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2 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

All things are relative.  Isn't it a bit comforting to know

that we're not paying more for gas, relatively speaking,

than our fathers or grandfathers did?

Not for long if comrade Cortez and company get their way. 

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On 11/4/2019 at 7:04 AM, John_S_in_Penna said:

 

Actually, 26.9 cents a gallon in the early 1950's

is the equivalent of $2.60 per gallon today.

That's right about where most of the United States

is today--even with higher gasoline taxes--and some

states are substantially lower than $2.60.

 

All things are relative.  Isn't it a bit comforting to know

that we're not paying more for gas, relatively speaking,

than our fathers or grandfathers did?

 

 THANK YOU, JOHN.   And most cars go 1  1/2 to 2 times as far on that gallon. 

 

  Ben

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On 4/20/2020 at 1:02 PM, 91vert said:

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First Fill-er-Up ?

 

Likely a brand new 1957 Buick Century-

1956 California license plate on the 1957 Buick?

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This is one of many causeways connecting Miami Beach with the mainland. This is on the northern part of the island, maybe around Bal Harbour. Let me look at the map! I believe there still a service station there but have not driven through there in years. You just got me interested in taking a modern picture to post and compare.

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1 hour ago, Larry Schramm said:

Key West is one of our bucket list places to go.  We have not been there.

Key West is at the end of the Overseas Highway (US 1) That starts in Florida City and a 3 hours drive from Miami. Definitely a must. The Fl. Keys are also called the “Conch Republic” to me and many others is “Paradise”

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2 hours ago, Elpad said:

Key West is at the end of the Overseas Highway (US 1) That starts in Florida City and a 3 hours drive from Miami. Definitely a must. The Fl. Keys are also called the “Conch Republic” to me and many others is “Paradise”

 

When we go, we are planning on taking our hippie mobile, aka VW Westfalia camper.  Hope to fit in???

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52 minutes ago, Larry Schramm said:

 

When we go, we are planning on taking our hippie mobile, aka VW Westfalia camper.  Hope to fit in???

When you go, I could join you with my 23’ Thor MH. 

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