Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we're returning to a block that's given us quite a few DOTS favorites, including the '46 Chevy truck, the Fieroborghini, and the '62 Corvair van. Just around the corner are a couple more: the '87 560SL and the '65 Thunderbird. I see this Valiant all over town, and it's obviously its owner's primary means of transportation. You can't say that about most 47-year-old cars!
We saw a red '61 V-200 4-door more than a year ago, and I'll bet another one or two live on the island.
The '61 V-200 4-door with base 170ci Slant Six engine listed at $2,110. That was 136 bucks more than the '61 Falcon, $142 more than the Corvair, and $216 more than the Rambler American. But you got one of the most reliable engines ever to come out of Detroit and a level of chrome and crazy lines not often seen on entry-level machines, before or since.