This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. San Francisco is just a few miles from Alameda, right across the Bay, and I wouldn't be shocked to find that it has as many cool old cars per square mile as the island. PhilRoastBeef spotted this super-rare Iso Rivolta Fidia parked on Polk Street, and then WhatWouldJesseDo sent in these shots of a totally bewildering
Dodge Intrepid Chrysler Sebring convertible. Make the jump to read the description of the Iso; the Intrepid really needs no description.
Hi Murilee, I've always had a thing for European cars with American V8's under the hood. Cobras, Intermeccanicas, Sunbeam Tigers, Panteras, Jensen Interceptors and Iso Rivoltas. My wife and I decided to take advantage of a rare sunny summer day in SF and took our daughter on a cable car ride. We walked back towards Aquatic Park down Polk Street when I spotted this beauty. I've never seen an Iso up close and certainly never a Fidia. This one had dents and bubbling paint on several panels and was in desperate need of a car wash. I couldn't get any decent shots of the interior due to the sun on the dirt on the windows. I only managed a few shots before my battery ran out. I love the vestigial bumpers in front and back. Being a family man and a drummer this car would be a close second for me to an Intermeccanica Murena (need to fit the drums in the back). Here is some info on the Fidia. I really enjoy DOTS BTW. I had no idea that there were so many cool cars just across the Bay. One day I will make a pilgrimage to Alameda just to scope out cars (and trucks).