Actually, the first Earl Schieb job I had done in 1958 was $19.95! We did a lot of our own prep, removed trim and masked stuff that was usually over looked. If you asked nice, you could be the last job and they would keep it in the oven(turned off) overnight. If you look at some of the car show photos of that era, note the number of flame jops and scallops that went a long way to making a $19.95 paint job presentable. Too, Standard Brands automotive enamel was dirt cheap back in the day.