Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We love station wagons!

Back when the words "64 Chevy" meant "1964 full-sized Chevrolet," you had the Biscayne, the Bel Air, and the Impala (in order of prestige). We've seen a couple of Bel Air sedans so far in this series: this '63 and this '60, but this is our first Bel Air wagon. I see this car driving around town pretty regularly, so it's out there putting on the daily miles in its 45th year on the planet.

It's pretty rough-looking, but not in an ironic-hipster way. This wagon is just a tough old survivor that continues to earn its keep. Someday it might get restored… or it might break down and wind up in the jaws of The Crusher.

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