1982 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup

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Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Alameda has quite a few Rabbit pickups seeing daily-driver service, so let's check one out today.

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This snazzy-looking truck (I'm guessing it's an '82, but I could be off by a year or two) lives in one of my very favorite DOTS Spots on the island. From one location, it's possible to see this VW, this '66 Mercedes-Benz 200D, this '76 Ford Mustang II, and this '77 Honda Accord. In addition, at least 10 other DOTS cars live within a block of this location.

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jimal
Just wear your damn mask...

I owned one of these (with the Diesel engine) not too long ago. It looked great when I bought it but after driving it a while I started poking around underneath and discovered that the "floor" was actually the carpet attached to the rust with industrial strength adhesive.

I have to stop buying old used cars in the rain.