Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. The Belvedere was Plymouth's answer to the Chevelle and Fairlane.

We haven't seen many Belvederes down on the Alameda street so far. In fact, this '68 wagon has been the sum total, prior to today. Given that Belvedere Adrian is an Alameda native, that just seems wrong.

I found this car parked in the same spot in which I photographed the 1975 Toyota Celica last summer. I hadn't seen the Belvedere around town before, so I thought that it might be just a one-time visitor. Since I took these photos, however, I've seen this car several times; not only is it a very straight and original V8 Belvedere, it seems to be doing daily-driver duty.

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