Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. I'm back in California to take care of some business, so let's return to Alameda!

I found this very nice P1800 parked within yards of the '64 Ford Falcon Futura and the Mercedes-Benz 350SL, on the block I called home during my childhood. Fortunately, nobody on the block remembers all those gnarly burnouts I did in front of their houses in my GTO as a teenager.

My DOTS Reference Library now lives in Denver, so I'm forced to guess the year on this classic Volvo. It's got side marker lights, which means it's an American-market car sold in 1968 or later, and I believe the lack of 1800E badging indicates a pre-1970 model. I'm going to call it a 1969 and hope some Volvo zealot expert will correct me if necessary.

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