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 haven't seen an Alameda Corvette since this '73.

So let's take a trip back into the heart of the Malaise Era and check out this '79 Corvette. Horsepower was up a bit from the year before, with the L82 350 engine making 195 horsepower- yes, that's only 20 more than the base engine in the new Dodge Caravan- compared to 185 in 1978.

This one lives just around the corner from the 1969 Volvo P1800 and just a block from the '79 Ford Ranchero. It seems to be in pretty good, if dusty, condition, and I've seen it moving under its own power often enough that it may well be a daily driver.

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