Vette(s): Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed
Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses.
2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!
I know there was another post (many posts) about this, but it looks like most of them are fairly aged.
So, gas has been below $2 a gallon for months here in Indy (after we thought we'd never see it under $3 a gal). Deisel had been above $2 for as long as I can remember, but about a week or two ago, it finally fell to $1.97 and this morning was down to $1.92. I don't use Deisel, but I pass a couple of truck stop gas stations on the way to work each day that always keep prices low.
Well, that was this morning. Gas was $1.82 on the way in, a few places down as low as $1.75. By late morning, almost everywhere was $2.05.
The price competitive Truck Stop stations were only at $1.98, but Deisel was still at $1.92. Deisel is now cheaper than Regular Gas for the first time since....???
I was lucky enough to find a grocery store still at $1.83, and with my $.10 discount, I got it for $1.73. But I'm not looking forward to spring prices now that I'll have the Vette out.
What's gas doing elsewhere?
I wanted a Corvette my whole life, but I never dreamed of all the wonderful people I would meet because of it!
Vette(s): 2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe
----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS
Well, I knew it couldn't last.... Regular is up to $1.99/gal and diesel is $2.19/gal here in Kansas. It went up @30 cents in the last 2 days. Just hope it's temporary and goes right back down (sure it will, right?? ).
Vette(s): #1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks.
#2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.
[QUOTE=Dejablu]Well, I knew it couldn't last.... Regular is up to $1.99/gal and diesel is $2.19/gal here in Kansas. It went up @30 cents in the last 2 days. Just hope it's temporary and goes right back down (sure it will, right?? ).
Plus went up too, Larry. I hope it's only temporary too. What excuse will we hear now.........?
Vette(s): 1970 Vert Both Tops
Kiesler 5 Speed
Steeroids Rack and Pinion
Stayfast Convertible Top
Last week I was reading the news online, a US nuclear sub collieded with a US Navy ship near a port in the middle east. This was causing a spike in oil prices according to the story. I read the story on MSNBC so it may still be there.
Eddie 702009-03-27 20:48:34
____________________________________ (click to see a larger image) 1970 Vert, TFS 23Degree Heads, CC XE262, DeWitts Radiator, Keisler 5 Spd, Steeroids R&P
Just drive the thing!
Fuel prices are going up because they can and they do not need a reason! It should be noted that big oil continues to make record profits quarter after quarter - WHILE the dealers that sell their products (Gas Stations) are seeing record losses this year! I have two Chevrons in the Phoenix area and our bottom line in down 25- 35% from last year and even more from 2007. It will be interesting to see what the new fed taxing will do to the oil industry.
BTW my stores are currently priced at 1.87 and 1.89 and that is with 13 to 15 cent margins which is NOT a lot!
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Number 28 of 200 Made on July 28th, 1982
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Vette(s): 1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.
They are $2.05 in N.E. Penna. Bettern they were a while ago. Plan NOW for the 2009 gathering. Price is right and there is fun to be used up. Do not worry about GAS. We spent lots more for the trip to HOT SPRINGS and had a wonderful time.
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