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i35babe

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:03:51 PM

87 cents a gallon at my favorite gas station in New Braunfels,TX - in the mid 90's. :(
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 1:11:31 PM

.25 a gallon in 1965
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DAWGnh
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 12:26:13 AM

No gas, horse and buggy
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 12:23:12 AM

Why do you ask?
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 9:07:08 PM

around .25 cents a gal.
Santa Barbara, CA
early 1960's.
We would cruise State street, n buy gas 1 quarter at a time.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 1:21:23 PM

25 - 28 cents/gal.
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 12:06:01 PM

$0.57 in 1975 but during the gas price wars I have seen them as low as $0.19/Gallon
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rjro
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 8:00:29 AM

.86 a gallon to .97 in the late 80's.
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51stovi
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 7:59:02 AM

About $1.30 per gallon in 1981.
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MattGT500
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 12:55:43 AM

About $1.00
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pagbowl
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 12:28:48 AM

$0.99
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DHIGAJ
All-Star Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:41:09 PM

$1.00 A GALLON
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 9:33:33 PM

$ .359 for regular and $ .379 for premium; both leaded.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2013 9:31:44 AM

25.9 to 29.9.
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2013 9:22:34 AM

25 to 30 cents
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cv
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2013 6:22:46 AM

Around 30 cents/gal for me.
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Dolfankai
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 9:53:22 AM

Way less than a dollar in the early 1980's
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stock_k
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 10:49:31 AM

I think about $0.25 in 1967 here in Ohio.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 6:00:21 AM

You could get gas at a no-name for $0.199/gallon, but it you wanted the good stuff you could buy Standard at $0.279/gallon.

I didn't drive much until gas went up to $0.599/gallon (1977 price in Wichita, Kansas).
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greydog13
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 12:57:07 AM

A flake of hay and a can of grain.
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Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 12:47:52 AM

under a $1 and that was still to much.
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gigwrite
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 12:06:14 AM

Under $1
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Bksurfer
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 6:57:54 PM

1.50
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budman1035
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 4:19:24 PM

29.9 cents per gallon for regular (mid-60's)!
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Cooey
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 3:21:07 PM

Fifty cents an imperial gallon.
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EdPG
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 8:12:09 AM

16.9 cents/gallon
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rjro
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 8:05:51 AM

I recall that gas was .87 a gallon or so. In the late 80's
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valby
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 7:32:50 AM

29 cents a gallon.
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 7:22:25 AM

I remember 30 cents a gallon
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ranger2k
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2013 10:11:43 AM

34 cents
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DAWGnh
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 12:24:36 AM

Same for me, about 35 cents.
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WES03
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2013 8:55:26 AM

30 cents for regular.
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2013 2:36:49 AM

25 cents a gal.
early 60's, Santa Barbara, CA
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Nellyroo2013
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 6:32:49 PM

About $1.72 a gallon
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:49:52 PM

.30
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giwan
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:23:13 PM

a lot less
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steffy628
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:53:49 PM

.79
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Dako
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 10:12:41 AM

29.9
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:06:29 AM

Somewhere between 35 & 40 cents a gallon.
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candygirl30
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 7:30:21 PM

gas was about .50. My friends and I would all chip in a dollar and we could go all over town. What fun!
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 6:49:43 PM

29.9 cents
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JOB_Dave
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 6:33:57 PM

around 35ยข
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RadarIN
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 7:47:39 AM

15 cents a gallon
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jonjon57
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 7:44:00 AM

.26
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 12:05:58 AM

27 cents
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cricsync
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 3:55:55 PM

3.50 .. recent driver
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 2:06:08 PM

Real low prices around 35 to 39 cents a gallen...no metric measure back then either....

We had it made back then and didn't know it.............

Metric measure screw us as well with the gas prices..............

They kept increasing the prices under the metric measures knowing people are still thinking it was imperial measuement when it was metric....

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alphanyr
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 1:58:47 PM

.379
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AFOS
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 1:19:30 PM

In late '62, probably high $.20s or low $.30s.

[Edited by: AFOS at 6/13/2013 1:19:51 PM EST]
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gasgzzlr13
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 9:29:01 AM

I remember 19 cents/ gallon at Walt's when my father was filling up before our vacation. But my actual price was about 92 cents/ gallon ( 1980)
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makeitsnow
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 9:23:51 AM

Hate to show my age, but in the late 60's it was $0.34. $5 almost filled my car to play all day.
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