$1.00 worth

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  1. BW64

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    YEP!!! .17 cents a gallon back in the 60s in Pa. Gas wars drove the price down. We could cruise the avenue all night on $1. LOL

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  2. snakepit

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    When I went into the Navy in 1963 a E-1 with less than 4 months was paid $78.00 a month.
     
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  3. tenring

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    Many, many years ago, I worked part time in a gas station after school. I remember gas at 15 cts/gal.
     
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  4. dkhunt14

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    Prior to 1968 we had an Amoco station. Amoco had white gas which was unleaded and more expensive then most brands. People would come to get their Coleman lanterns filled. Took about a penny or two of gas to fill one. I believe it was 29.9 a gallon back then. Matt
     
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  5. LarryDScott

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    When I started driving gas was 19.9. When I got my first car a New 1967 Chevelle(3K) it was mid 20 cent range.
    Going back to 1963 at any drive-in restaurant a big hamburger was .35, fries .25 and a coke.10.
    A couple of kids in my junior class went to NY to visit relatives over the summer. That fall when school started, they had the most outlandish tale of how
    a burger, fries and drink in NY was $3.00. My immediate thought, there is no way it can ever cost that much around here. I guess those must have
    been the good old days.
    Today when I buy an outrageously priced candy bar for a $1 plus I always reply
    to a young clerk how expensive that is for a Nickel candy bar. Of course, they havent got a clue what I'm talking about.
    Oh I almost forgot, I lived across the road from a country store. The day that
    soft drinks went from .05 to .06 you would have thought the world was coming to an end. LDS
     
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  6. brokeasajoke

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    I remember in 1998 gas was less than a buck. I was looking at buying an F250 with a 460. Now I have an F250 with a 460 3spd C6 and a holley 4bbl. Wish gas was less than a buck. :(
     
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  7. Darryll

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    I used to work at a Sunoco gas station in S. E. Michigan when I was 18 years old back in 1971. Gas was so plentiful and cheap that I used to drive 20 minutes to the Taylor Michigan Sunoco because of the gas wars that they had where the price of 260 Sunoco was 25 cents a gallon. 260 is 93 octane (Todays Rating Standard) and was 2 points above the 240 (91) which was the premium standard back then. Years later when they installed new pumps so they could charge more than 99 cents per gallon, I nearly lost my mind. Boy, I'm really starting to feel old!
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  8. JRS

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    During my early years, Sunoco 260 was 102 octane;)
     
  9. Twicepop

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    The least I ever paid was $0.259 for a gallon, that was in Ft. Wayne, IN back in 1970 during a gas war. Around here the least I ever paid was $0.289 per gallon. I can remember when $5.00 would get you a six pack and enough gas to drive around and drink it. No, I'm not condoning drinking and driving, that's just a part of my mis-spent youth that I lived to tell about.
     
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  10. TrxR

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    I dont remeber gas being any cheeper than 50 cents a litre. Then again im only 36 and live in Canada.
     
  11. Twicepop

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    I uses to get 260 for my 1969 Fairlane Cobra (428 CJ, ram-air, 4 speed) then discovered that Texaco premium was 104 octane and cost the same.
     
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  12. Gun Smith

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    I can remember gas at 29 cents, smokes at 25-35 cents, and sweet corn at 50 cents a dozen.
    The other day I bought corn at 89 cents an ear. It was a buckaneer at another place. Thanks to
    never ending money creation by the "Federal Reserve", our $'s become more worthless everyday.
     
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  13. SPJ

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    My Father hand dug our well,
    I remember a man that came to the property with witching sticks marking the spot to dig, after a month with no results my Father was pissed!
    Jim
     
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  14. pirate ammo

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    YOU didn't give him fried chicken for lunch,,:p:p:p
     
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  15. SPJ

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    Dad was fixun to give something but I don't think it was Chicken;)
     
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  16. pirate ammo

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    maybe it was chicken SQUAT,,
     
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    I remember my father buying gas for .25 / gallon. He'd drive around town looking for the best price - I always thought - he's wasting gas to get gas!
     
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    Gas .25 per gal---cig.. .20 & u got 3 white pennies in the wrap ---- then in usmc 1.00 per carton beak
     
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  19. Twicepop

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    Sweet corn for $0.89 to a buck apiece wow, my wife bought some two nights back for $0.40 per ear , they had it for $8.00 a bushel also.
     
  20. SPJ

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    My wife's Father who now in his eighties remembers buying a Winchester model 94 as a young man for $94.00
    He still has that 30-30 in the family.
    J
     

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