1965 Chevrolet Nova

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. This is only our second donk, after this '76 Regal.

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Given that Alameda is separated only by a 100-yard estuary from Oakland, Donk Capitol Of The Universe, you'd think that great big wheels would be a common sight on the island. Not so, partly because Alameda's car freaks are more likely to be into old-school musclecars and/or dorifto-type Japanese stuff… and partly because the APD is well known for its heavy hand with the ol' fixit-ticket pad.

I suspect that this Nova wagon- which features plenty of paint over body rust- is sort of an ironic donk, if such a thing is possible. It lives on the same block as the mean-looking '73 Electra, and I suspect the two cars share an owner with a sense a humor.

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What do you think? Pretty funny or head-clutching abomination?

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DISCUSSION

'65 Chevy II wagon: Nice!

Rattle can paint job: Perfect!

Painted over body cancer: Billetproof!

Various appropriate speed stickers: Love 'em

Lime green donks: WTF were you thinking man!?