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anderssj
Stopped in the local AutoZone (Hampton VA) today and saw that they had Valvoline VR1 20w50 racing oil (the one w/ ZDDP) on sale for $1.00 per quart. Salesman said they were closing it out--he thought the sale was company-wide.

I haven't seen it that cheap since I bought the 914 in the way-back days (back when oil came in cardboard cans).

Hope this helps!

Steve A-
N_Jay
Thanks!

Snagged a case. 6 bottles each at 2 different stores.
Not much left in the system.
Minerva's 914
Web search on autozone.com does not return any hits so it maybe true. I'm going to check my local store tomorrow and stock up if this is true nationwide. Thanks for the heads up Bro beerchug.gif
mepstein
Big deal on pelican. When you're filling 10+ quarts, it makes a difference.
oakdalecurtis
My Autozone has it on sale, but only in 15/40 wt. I'm in warm central Cali, would that wt be ok here?
mramber
This is for real! I had to stop at two stores but I picked up 12 quarts of 20w-50 this morning for $1 each.

Thanks for the heads up!!! piratenanner.gif
t collins
I was too late, all gone in my area headbang.gif
bretth
Thanks. Just picked up 6 quarts. Not even marked as a sale. Almost looks like $1 is the regular price.
Big Len
Exactly the same Brett. 6 quarts for the price of one.
fixer34
Your stores must be late to the party. Checked mine and they said started clearancing it out last December. Not even space on the shelves for it.
Git while the gitting is good...
jtprettyman
Hit a couple stores here in middle Tennessee, each had it for $1 marked as regular price (to the surprise of one of the managers!). He looked in the system and said he didn't see anything about it being clearanced out, and said he would go ahead and put an order for another 12 and call me when they come in.
mramber
QUOTE(jtprettyman @ Mar 17 2017, 06:09 PM) *

Hit a couple stores here in middle Tennessee, each had it for $1 marked as regular price (to the surprise of one of the managers!). He looked in the system and said he didn't see anything about it being clearanced out, and said he would go ahead and put an order for another 12 and call me when they come in.


It was kind of funny when I got mine this morning. The manager walked by as I was at the checkout and commented "We don't sell oil for $1" Then he double checked everything in the system, and let me have it! I'm not sure if they are getting rid of it, or maybe they have in incorrect price on the SKU in their system.
Steve
It's regular price at $6.50 a quart in so cal at the local auto zone
Luke M
QUOTE(mramber @ Mar 17 2017, 04:13 PM) *

QUOTE(jtprettyman @ Mar 17 2017, 06:09 PM) *

Hit a couple stores here in middle Tennessee, each had it for $1 marked as regular price (to the surprise of one of the managers!). He looked in the system and said he didn't see anything about it being clearanced out, and said he would go ahead and put an order for another 12 and call me when they come in.


It was kind of funny when I got mine this morning. The manager walked by as I was at the checkout and commented "We don't sell oil for $1" Then he double checked everything in the system, and let me have it! I'm not sure if they are getting rid of it, or maybe they have in incorrect price on the SKU in their system.

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I went to pick up some VR1 earlier today but my local autozone was all sold out.
The manager told me that they will no longer be selling and no longer stocking it.
He made it sound like it's company wide too. I guess that's why it's so cheap.
Steve
In so cal it was regular price and not on the shelf, they had two cases in the back
Big Len
Advance had a similar deal several months ago....I bought all they had. There may be some leftover at a few stores.
jim_hoyland
None available at my local Autozone..... sad.gif
Steve
QUOTE(jim_hoyland @ Mar 17 2017, 05:54 PM) *

None available at my local Autozone..... sad.gif

They keep it in the back, but it's not on sale
saigon71
Thanks for posting this Steve!

I raided three stores this morning and scored 20 quarts. I'll be in the city early next week and hope to buy some more.

Sweet deal. I love this forum! beerchug.gif
Olympic 1.7
Bonus. thumb3d.gif

Hit 3 Autozone stores, Got 25 Qts Will work for both the teener and the Harley.

Called my buddy and let him know to hit the Autozone stores in his area. He uses it in the racecar.
rgalla9146
regular price in bergenfield nj $6.99 ? 4 qts in stock
db9146
I was driving from Atlanta to Mississippi last night and hit 6 stores on the way out of town and 4 more once I got to Jackson. Made quite a haul but I've got an engine change in the works so I'll be able to make good use of it.
Coloradocurt
I hit 3 stores in the South Metrto Denver area and cleaned them out (24 qts.) I checked both the O'Reilly's and Advance Auto stores who said they price-matched other local stores, but when they saw the receipt at $1/qt., did a 180° and said that they couldn't match the price. My retort: "There's a difference between 'you can't' and 'you won't' match the Autozone price.
One of the Autozone store managers confirmed that he had been told that Valvoline is discontinuing this oil, so if that's the case, the other stores should be blowing out their stock before too long. Keep checking!
Travis Neff
I spent the last couple days easter egg hunting in the east valley. 139qts.
GregAmy
Deet-da-dee. And I was proud of my 29...

Edit: you'd think this was something actually important, like Heady Topper or Pliney the Elder...
Cevan
Bought 18 at one of my local Autozone's. The guys were pretty excited I was getting such a good deal.
saigon71
Gents:

Check back at the stores. It seems that they are still getting deliveries of this oil. After scoring another 12 today, Autozone called me and said they got more in right after I left.

I'm up to 30 qts. smile.gif
stevend914
hissyfit.gif Must be nice, zero quarts available in the St. Louis area hissyfit.gif
Gulf91474
QUOTE(anderssj @ Mar 16 2017, 04:02 PM) *

Stopped in the local AutoZone (Hampton VA) today and saw that they had Valvoline VR1 20w50 racing oil (the one w/ ZDDP) on sale for $1.00 per quart. Salesman said they were closing it out--he thought the sale was company-wide.

I haven't seen it that cheap since I bought the 914 in the way-back days (back when oil came in cardboard cans).

Hope this helps!

Steve A-

Grabbed 10 quarts in slc.. no more to be found... sad.gif
second wind
QUOTE(Gulf91474 @ Mar 20 2017, 07:58 AM) *

QUOTE(anderssj @ Mar 16 2017, 04:02 PM) *

Stopped in the local AutoZone (Hampton VA) today and saw that they had Valvoline VR1 20w50 racing oil (the one w/ ZDDP) on sale for $1.00 per quart. Salesman said they were closing it out--he thought the sale was company-wide.

I haven't seen it that cheap since I bought the 914 in the way-back days (back when oil came in cardboard cans).

Hope this helps!

Steve A-

Grabbed 10 quarts in slc.. no more to be found... sad.gif


Hey guys.....I am freaking out that I can't get in on this deal. Could some please buy me two cases each of 30wt and 40wt VR1 Racing for a buck a quart and I will pay shipping and other expenses.....like gas and beer and lunch. Don't ask don't get as we say.....thank you very much!!
gg
bretth
Just picked up 6 more and ordered 24 additional from other stores in the area to be sent to this new store. Only see the 20w-50 so far. Could have got another 24 too, considering it.

Brett
Big Len
Second Wind- I think they only stocked 20W-50.
fixer34
Long gone in Chicago area stores...

Maybe as someone suggested, you guys with plenty available stock up and share the wealth...
rgalla9146
Anyone have any luck in North Jersey ?
GregAmy
There's a discussion on The Bird's 911 forum where some guys are seriously hoarding, and a lot of others are getting butt-hurt about it...actually really does remind me of the Heady/SoS/Pliney Warz...

I snagged enough for my two cars for a couple years (<4 qts street car, ~9 qts dry-sumped race car) but I found not only 20W-50 out there, but some 50W and 60W as well. So don't just ask them about VV211 20W-5 but ask to search inventory for 50W (VV235) and 60W (VV241). Sadly, Autozone's web site does not return hits for anything VR1- related, so you can't check store inventory online. But find a knowledgeable employee and thy can do a search (I've found many to be surprisingly cooperative, especially once they recognize you've got a pretty cool "scam" going on).

I might run the straight-weight 50/60 in the street car that tends to run hot with low oil pressure in the summer, and run the multi-vis on the race car with the external cooler.
Big Len
Rory - Since you have 4 and I have 6, I'll give you one when I see you.

Checked out Warwick yesterday and Matamorass, PA today....zilch.
ljubodraz
QUOTE(fixer34 @ Mar 20 2017, 05:10 PM) *

Long gone in Chicago area stores...

Maybe as someone suggested, you guys with plenty available stock up and share the wealth...


agree.gif I second the lack of availability in Chicago (SW suburbs). I gave up after four AutoZone stores today.
theleschyouknow
7 qts for 7 bucks on South Hulen tonight
woulda been 11 for 11 but the counter guy was so stoked he said i had to let him get some too! he did find it in the back for me so i was cool with that

beerchug.gif
cjl
scallyk9
I checked my local Autozone in Kirkland, Washington, and the manager told me they had stopped selling it a year ago, then showed me a new additive product they had just received that contained ZDDP. One can treats 5 quarts of motor oil.
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