1950

UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s: Old gasoline station. (Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $0.22

Change from the previous year: $-0.01

1951

16th October 1951: The new Austin Seven, commonly called the A30/A35. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $0.23

Change from the previous year: $0.01

1952

21st July 1952: BRM number 8 at Beckett's Corner, Silverstone, Northamptonshire. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $0.24

Change from the previous year: $0.01

1953

23rd October 1953: A row of empty petrol pumps, a familiar sight during the fuel shortages. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $0.25

Change from the previous year: $0.01

1954

Two vintage American cars, a 1918 Biddle and a 1923 Kissel, are loaded onto a railway car at Camden Goods Depot in London, on their way back to the United States, 14th September 1954. They have just taken part in the Edinburgh-Goodwood run. (Photo by J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $0.26

Change from the previous year: $0.01

1955

1955: The New York Thruway, one of the longest toll highways in the US. Designed for maximum safety it has no traffic lights, cross traffic or sharp curves. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $0.26

Change from the previous year: $0.00

1956

circa 1956: Students at Brooklyn School of Automotive Trades and members of the Automotive Custom Crafters Club are pledged to provide honest service to the motoring public without charge. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $0.27

Change from the previous year: $0.01

1957

22nd August 1957: Stirling Moss breaking 5 speed records in the BMC MGX - 181, at Bonnevile Salt Flats in Utah. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $0.28

Change from the previous year: $0.01

1958

US actress Zsa Zsa Gabor poses on May 12, 1958, in front of her Mercedes car. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $0.28

Change from the previous year: $0.00

1959

A Porsche in the Sports Car Class at the Pre National Championship Drag Races at Charlestown Naval Air Station, Rhode Island. (Photo by Carsten/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $0.28

Change from the previous year: $0.00

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