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My mom and dad had one just like that. On long trips I would lay down on the rear window dash area.
21 cents a gallon. That's about $2.30 in today's economy. The black Studebaker is nice, but I prefer the pea-green.
A dollar was convertible to a Troy Ounce of silver then. The last silver price for 20 Jun 2021 is $25.80 per ounce; which is the equivalent of $5.41 per gallon.
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When 'gas wars' involved choosing either a set of six drinking glasses or double S&H stamps.Just before Sylvester came flying around the corner, "I'm coming, Momma."(fess up, you heard Ethel Merman, "Sylvester, will you shut up and listen!")
"Syl - ves - ter !!!"
You know, Dick Shawn (Sylvester) was a weird guy, and had a bit of a cult following for his stand-up career. He had a coronary and dropped dead on stage in the middle of his routine, and the audience thought it was part of the act, laughing it up for quite a few minutes before they eventually 'got' his final joke.
That just has to be Pops and Frankie working the pumps.
Whether coming or going, no mistaking a Rudebaker
You know you're getting old when you remember pumping gas that was 24.9¢ a gallon.(Freeport, just south of Sacramento, early '70s.)10 gallons topped off the tank. Two and a half bucks. Half a five dollar bill.
In the summer of 1972, when I graduated HS, I worked at the most popular gas station in the county. A Shell station right across from the Edison Mall in Fort Myers, FL. 2 attendants approached every single car. One set about fixing the pump on auto then jumping on the windshield and other windows. The other popped the hood and checked the levels than commenced to checking the air in all the tires. Credit cards were very rare and the regular gas was 29 cents. During slow times I did oil changes, new tires, flat tires, battery charges, in the 4 bays. For $1.25/hour and was glad I had the job. If anyone dragged their feet in them days someone else was instantly available to fill the void where you used to be. As it should be.
The area around the Edison Mall in Ft Myers has certainly declined since then.
Yes I know. That gas station is no longer there. My wife and I moved from the area to the great white north 15 years ago. I'll never go back to SW FL. Our son and his family live in the Cape.
Once you understand that the dollar is the new dime gas become affordable.
Green Stamps were all she gaveGreen Stamps were all I tookGreen Stamps were all I savedand I paste it them into my Green Stamps book.~ Codex
I worked a "gas war" by my 16 year old self one Sunday in 1971. Price was 8.9¢/Gallon. Station was at an intersection with a pump island parallel to each road. Ran my butt off for the first hour, then kicked the price signs over. Had just a few really surprised customers the rest of the day.