Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we're going to head over to a part of town that was created by filling in a few hundred yards of San Francisco Bay back in the 1950s; usually I don't find too many DOTS candidates in this neighborhood, because all the houses have big garages and the Camrys and Tauruses tend to get the street spots while the cool cars live indoors.

In '56, your half-ton Chevy pickup came standard with the 140-horse OHV six for the list price of $1,670. If that wasn't enough power for you, the 265 small-block was available.

Is that a propane tank? If this truck burns 'pane, it should be cheaper to operate than it would be on gas.


Now that we have a nice '56 Chevy truck to go with the nice '56 Ford truck we saw a few months ago, we have no choice but to have a poll to determine the readers' favorite.

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