Groovy Gasoline

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 27, 2015
     Category: Business | Advertising | Motor Vehicles | 1960s

I was pumping gas in the '60s for about 25¢ a gallon. Maybe 26¢ on a bad day.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/27/15 at 11:17 AM
Those look to be 1970 to 1972 model year cars. Affordable when fuel was still relatively cheap.
Posted by KDP on 10/27/15 at 01:47 PM
I was pumping gas in the 70s at about 33¢ per gallon. With a lit cigarette in my mouth. When I was fourteen. These kids nowadays...buncha sissies.
Posted by sudon't on 10/27/15 at 02:50 PM
Looks to me someone was sniffing too many fumes.

When I got my first car, $5 would fill the tank with enough left over for a Coke, a pack of Benson&Hedges;, and a ticket to the movies.

Anyone else remember gas wars? Every station in town would suddenly try to be a penny or two under everyone else. 16.9 was common, 12.9 wasn't rare.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/27/15 at 03:44 PM
Gee Phideaux I am beginning to think you are closer to the age my parents would be than to my age sweetie. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/28/15 at 07:48 AM
15 gal. of gas at 25¢ would cost about $3.75, 25¢ for a package of those fancy cigarettes, 5¢ for a Coke, and a 50¢ for the movies. There'd still be some popcorn of Ju-Ju-Bees to be bought with the change.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/28/15 at 09:56 AM
Circa 19??
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/28/15 at 10:30 AM
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/28/15 at 10:36 AM
Late 1960s. Gas was usually 19.9.

20 gallons (filling an Olds 88 if the needle hadn't pegged out on E) was $4. Cigs were indeed a quarter, but Coke had risen to a dime a bottle! Movies in our area were still a quarter.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/28/15 at 11:05 AM
You've got a couple of years on me, I got my license in 1980.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/28/15 at 12:51 PM
1967-68 Gas was .24-.26 cents a gallon in northern NJ, lots of taxes. Fill up my Ford Falcon for $4. and my Honda 305 motorcycle with Sunoco hi test for $1. They had the coolest pumps. Free road maps. The local Hess station had a young lady who worked there and she was well endowed and showed some cleavage so there was always a line at her lane and she got dollar bill tips put you know where all the time. Every one else got occasional loose change or even a quarter once in a while.
Posted by Gator Guy on 10/29/15 at 07:29 PM
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