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. Today we've got an odd trio of cars spotted in the vicinity of Prospect Park in Brooklyn by Mr. Choppers. There's a very rusty '68 Cadillac ambulance with a cryptic "Wildlife Control" theme, a much-easier-to-park Fiat 500, and one of the last surviving Vega Kammbacks still on the street, anywhere. Make the jump to see the rest of the photos and read Mr. Choppers' description.
Brooklyn is also full of interesting metal, despite the scourge of respectless yellow cabs and tough emissions rules. Here are a few finds I have made in areas south and west of Prospect Park. The Fiat 500 may not be all that interesting, but being pretty and streetparked she is fair prey. The Chevy Vega Kammback is obviously on its way to concours condition, evidence thereof being recent bodywork and "1972 KAM" plates. Could we have a feature on good/terrible vanity plates please? The Cadillac ex-Ambulance turned Wildlife Control is worth a paragraph all its own. I don't know much about this one, except it's being always parked in the same neighbourhood southwest of Prospect Park. The owner obviously has a decent sense of humour (witness paw print stickers down the flanks) although the dead rat (see note in rear window) wasn't quite funny enough.