We love these gorgeous old gasoline ads from the era when cars were cutting edge and building a lot of suburban developments connected by vast highways seemed like a super futuristic move. Ah, the early days of the automobile never looked sunnier.

No extra price – the new and better Texaco gasoline, c. 1920

Shell Gasoline, c. 1920

Shell Motor Oil and Gasoline, 1920s

Associated Ethyl Gasoline, 1920

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysPower on the instant – from the volatile gas, Texaco, 1923

Richfield, the Gasoline of Power, mid-1920s

Shell – for the utmost horse power, 1926, Artist: Jean D'Ylen

On Every Highway

Shell Motor Oil and Petrol, 1927

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk Days

Red Crown, a Natural Anti-Knock Gasoline

For Quick-Starting, 1930

Texaco-Ethyl gasoline, 1931

BP Ethyl posters from the early 1930s

Artist: Paolo Frederico Garretto, c. 1930

Artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer,1933

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Try stepped-up 1940 Fire-Chief today, 1940

A Tydol gasoline ad on a matchbook

Three of a Kind for Power!, 1941

Fuel of the future today, Shell, 1941

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk Days

New Solutized Shell is the finer fuel for '41, Shell, 1941

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk Days

Four times as powerful as 100-octane gasoline? Say that again!, 1944

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The Best Gasoline is Still Fighting, 1945

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk Days88 and 98 gasoline, British American Oil, early 1950s

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysGlorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysAdvertising posters of Ethyl Corp., early 1950s

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Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysPacks Punch!, Texaco, 1951

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysThe new Gulf Crest gasoline, 1955

Great New Source of Power for your car, Texaco, 1956

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysHoliday motoring costs less on the multi-bonus benzol blends, 1957

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk Days

For higher smile age, National Benzole, 1957

New Gulf Crest gasoline, 1958

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysDry gasolines from Sunoco, 1961

Caltex serves you better, 1962 and 1966 (the last one)

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysGlorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysGlorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysPut a Tiger In Your Tank, by Esso, 1964-1968

This is not an ordinary Shell station, 1965

Get out of town – fast, Regent, 1966

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The posters above are from Digital Poster Collection, except when noted otherwise.