Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Everyone loves the Mercury Cougar, right?

Alameda has a fair number of early Cougars (for example, this '67 (which ended up getting junked), this '68, and this '68) but so far I've found just one Farrah-grade example: this '75.

I have now decided that this Mercury's neighborhood is the DOTS-iest of the entire island. There's the '56 Lincoln you see here. There's another Cougar in the driveway, and the owner of these fine Ford products also drives this '70 Lincoln Continental Mark III when he needs a change of pace. We've got the '67 Imperial and the '69 Volvo P1800 around the corner. The '67 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser is just down the block a ways. I haven't even shot the early CRX and late-60s GMC pickup yet!

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