Imagine paying 30 cents a gallon for gas like they did in the ’60s.
Well, that’s how much, or should we say how little, some classic cars owners shelled out for gas at one station in Southern California on Friday.
Vintage car owners received retro gas prices at the Beverly Hills station in honor of Collector Car Appreciation Day. Owners paid the same price per gallon as the year their car was new. The event was sponsored by Hagerty Insurance.
They were also treated to old-fashioned full-service from Hagerty employees dressed as station attendants.
One driver bought his 1961 Cadillac and filled up for 31 cents per gallon, the price when his car was new. Another driver brought a 1929 Ford Model A and filled up for 20 cents per gallon.
Collector Car Appreciation Day is a day recognized by the U.S. Senate each year and dates back to 2010. It’s a day designed to raise awareness of the role classic cars, automotive restoration and collecting play in society.