1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

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.

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS


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.

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS


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

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS

1971 Volkswagen SquarebackS


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