Thursday, August 23, 2012
1951: CONTI'S SERVICE STATION CHAMBERS ST. I
In 1951, I wouldn't have gassed up at Conti's Sun station. I was a new teenage driver and the wallet was very thin. I and my fellow neighborhood teens reveled in the South Broad Street "Gas War" where pennies were shave off of competing stations every day. The winner always seemed to be the "PREMIUM" station where we could buy a gallon for 19.9 per. Wow, am I showing my age or what? I would love to have that 1940 Nash sedan. It was the same as my brother Bud's 1940 business coupe. That car was built like a tank with real steel fenders, and real steel, chrome plated bumpers, and the fabled Nash exclusive "WEATHER EYE" system.