1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Repo Man made the Chevy Malibu a cult favorite, so here's our second example in as many months.

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

I tend to prefer the more angular previous-generation Chevelle to the curvier '68-72 cars, but this is still one of Chevrolet's better-looking designs. Even this mean-looking street fighter, key-stripe graffiti and all, looks pretty good; in fact, in many ways it looks better than its coddled brethren who come out only for car shows.

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

Hey, it's the 1960 Rambler American Custom from across town! Sharp-eyed readers might recognize this block as the home of the '66 Dodge Coronet 440 convertible, and it's a good bet that the three cars share an owner. As an added bonus, last weekend's '73 K5 Blazer lives just around the corner.

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