shelley (jedi_penguin) wrote in little_details,

Driving in the 1970s

What sort of mileage would a four-door 1961 De Soto have gotten when it was still less than fifteen years old? Also, how large would the gas tank have been? (I don't need exact numbers for either, just a general feeling for how often a driver would have had to stop for gas.)

On a related issue, were gas stations open 24 hours a day in the United States during the early 1970s, or is that a more recent thing in this country? And if they were open 24 hours, would full service have been available for the same period, or only during the day?

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