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Ok for those who can remember the days when you buy 3 gallons of petrol for £1 (that being the green folding paper note).

Whilst chatting with a friend the other evening the subject of old car related advertising came up, so who can recall the following ?

(1) What did we put in the tank & what hung from the fuel caps of our cars ? :dk:

(2) Who knows the missing words to this tv advert.

The ???? sign means happy motoring, the ???? sign means happy motoring, call at the ???? sign:D.

(3) What fuel company gave away little yellow & white men on keyrings /

(4) Who knows the missing words to this tv advert. :doh:

Keep going well, keep going ?????, keeping well with ?????, ?????, ?????.

(5) An easy one now What car was advertised as 'The car you always promised yourself' :bannana:
(6) A little harder now :dk:

What car manufacturer stated 'Nothing on earth comes close' ?

Come on guys respond & show your age :thumb::thumb::thumb:
 
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(1) Did we put a tiger in our tank and hang a tigers tail?

(2) Don't know
(3) Shell?

(4) Shell?

(5) Ford Capri
(6) Rings a bell but cannot remember at the moment.

Russ
 
This is going to show my age for sure.

1 A tiger
2 Esso
3 Esso I think?
4 Shell
5 I forget.
6 Forgotten again.
 
Tiger, and tiger's tail (Esso advert)
Esso
Shell
Shell
Can't remember the last 2.
 
Tiger
Esso
Esso
Shell
Capri
Saab

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Ok guys the hour is up.

Woody got all of the answers correct but being picky forgot to say that it was a tigers tail that hung from the fuel cap, Only Chris & rf065 mentioned that one.

Thanks for your replies, just a laugh for an hour
 
Old? OLD? Get some in, lad; I can remember when you got FOUR gallons for a quid...
 
First started driving in 1959 at the age of 16! Yes I know I was too young to have a licence and insurance but that 's how it was in those days in Peckham.

Petrol if I remember was about 4 shillings a gallon and a pound filled up an empty tank !

There were three grades of petrol and of course, I went for the cheapest.
 
I used to be able to buy VIP petrol at 3 shillings and ninepence a gallon. It even made your cigarette lighter knock!
 
I can remember buying 2 stroke petrol for my Lambretta in 1966 for 3shillings & 6pence a gallon. Those were the days!:thumb:
 
Old? OLD? Get some in, lad; I can remember when you got FOUR gallons for a quid...

I also remember this and used to put it into my triumph herald

it was about 35 pence a litre in 71 72 and I used to get quadruple green shields stamps on topping up my hillman minx
 
Smurfs were National garages.
Probably owned by BP
 
I also remember this and used to put it into my triumph herald

it was about 35 pence a litre in 71 72 and I used to get quadruple green shields stamps on topping up my hillman minx

I doubt that...35p per litre would have been £1.57 per gallon...it was 75p a gallon in 1977 when I got my first car.
 
I also remember this and used to put it into my triumph herald

it was about 35 pence a litre in 71 72 and I used to get quadruple green shields stamps on topping up my hillman minx

No No No it was 3/6 a gallon in 1971, your getting your imperial and metric sizes mixed up you ...... old fool. ( must be same as me )
 
No No No it was 3/6 a gallon in 1971, your getting your imperial and metric sizes mixed up you ...... old fool. ( must be same as me )

And for the kids out there 3/6 old money equates to 17 1/2 p per gallon
 
No you are wrong, most definitely.
We went metric in 1971 and fuel was 35 new pence a gallon previosuly 7 shillings.
I remember atwork because as a building professional we had some older contracts in feet and inches and the new jobs were in metres and millimetres.
In our site canteenthe price of a cup of tea rose from 3 old pence to 1 new pence. A little saving.
 
^^ that's right.
I remember petrol being 6/8d a gallon ( three for a pound) in 1970.
Must have been then cos I started riding in 1970 and we went metric in Feb 1971
Iirc of course!!
 

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