Archive for the ‘Gil’s Auto Sales 30 Year Anniversary’ Category

What was playing in theaters when Gil’s began selling cars?

Friday, April 1st, 2016
A 1986 marquee illustration including tickets to the cinema

What were the highest grossing movies of 1986?

Gil’s Auto Sales has been in business since 1986. That was thirty years ago already! How does time fly so quickly? We have been proud to serve the communities of Phenix City, Columbus, Opelika, and the surrounding areas over the past three decades. Since we are celebrating this exciting milestone, we figured it would be fun to look back at what was happening in 1986. Today we want to ask, What were the highest grossing movies of 1986? (more…)

Prices have changed since Gil’s Auto Sales began 30 years ago!

Friday, March 4th, 2016
The economy has changed since 1986.

What was the cost of living in 1986?

Has it really been that long? 1986 never looked like a terribly long time ago, but now it has been thirty years since those digits graced our calendars, and in today’s fast-paced world, it feels like many lifetimes ago. 1986 also happens to be when Gil’s Auto Sales started selling cars, and we have been happy to serve the communities that have welcomed our six locations: Phenix City, AL; Columbus, GA; and Opelika, AL. We thought it might be fun to see how the world has changed in those thirty years by taking a look back at what was going on in 1986. The first question we wanted to ask was, What was the cost of living in 1986? So we did a little digging, and here is what we found. (more…)