1963 Volvo Amazon

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've got a battered old Swede from the island's East End, not pretty but still moving under its own power after many decades.

1963 Volvo Amazon


I may be off by a few years on this one, since the Amazon didn't change much during its production run and I'm going mostly by the early-series black license plates here; the plates date from 1963 or 1964, which means the car is probably no newer than that era (though it could be a late-50s model that got new plates in the early-to-mid 60s).

1963 Volvo Amazon


I found this car on the same block as the 1987 Subaru Justy. It's got a Bondo-enhanced purple paint job and plenty of rough spots, but it probably has another few decades of life left.

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon

1963 Volvo Amazon


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