Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. Here's a '56 that's managed to avoid the oldies-and-cruise-nights circuit.

Not that there's anything wrong with a classic shoebox Chevy that just gets dusted off for the occasional car show, but cars like today's Mile High DOTS find remind us that hundreds of thousands of these cars served as workhorse transportation.

There's no telling what engine lives under this Chevy's hood, since the average MTBRES (Mean Time Between Random Engine Swaps) on small-block-Chevy-compatible vehicles tends to be about 12 years. It's possible that it still has the original 265 V8, or maybe even the base six-cylinder, but that's not the way to bet. Regardless of powerplant, this survivor looks to have at least another five decades left in it.


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