Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. A few months have passed since our last Alameda Squareback.


I'm disappointed that I haven't managed to find a Type 3 Fastback on the island, and I don't think I've seen a 411 or 412 on the street for 15 years. For some reason, however, the good ol' sky-blue Squareback is still with us. I found this example parked by the beach, being used to store and/or transport large quantities of household items.

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These cars manage to rust pretty well even in California, so I assume they've all evaporated into nothingness elsewhere in the country.

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