Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We haven't seen any 1960s Porsche 911s, but here's another Alameda 912.

OK, you Porsche zealots experts, I'm counting on you to verify that my quasi-guess about the model year of this car is correct; the headlights are definitely pre-67 units, but the engine lid emblems and dash suggest the 1967-68 range (though the lack of side marker lights appears to rule out 1968). The license plate also looks to be from 1967 or 1968. Whatever the year, it's great to see this car living outdoors and looking good; I spotted it at the same house at which I photographed the 1971 Datsun 1200, so we're dealing with a car freak who has exceptionally good taste in vintage iron.

Prior to this car, we've seen this '67 912, this '67 912, and this '68 912. The oldest Alameda 911 in the series is this '74 Targa. Sure, the 912 outsold the 911 during the 1960s, but you'd still expect to see one or two early 911s on the island. Or are they just too valuable to go outside?

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