I love to drive and I'm an excellent...excellent driver. Just ask my driver's ed instructor at Minerva Deland High School in Fairport, NY in 1967. But as much as I enjoy driving, I've never been interested in standing around a car with many dudes discussing engines, exhaust pipes, horsepower, master cylinders, or even classic cars.

I've tried walking around a classic car show but gazing at car engines isn't my thing. However, someday I would love to purchase the car of my dreams, and for me, that would be a luxury SUV like a Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class or a Lexus RX. So, I decided to pose a question to you about your choices for your dream ride, and I found out most of you chose classic cars.

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LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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