This 1942 vintage ad for Shell Oil has a color illustration of a chemist's flask filled with clear liquid with the caption, “Gasoline ~ $500.00 a gallon”.
Year Published: 1942
Approximate overall size – inches: 11 x 14
“Costly as a rare perfume, it’s ‘only’ gasoline–but 100% more powerful than the finest aviation gasoline now in use.
It was produced at the ‘University of Petroleum,’ Shell’s research laboratories where 1481 scientists and technicians are at work.”
This is a 78 yr. old original vintage ad removed from a 1942 publication and is not a reproduction of any kind.