Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Sometimes the best DOTS finds are right under your nose; I found this Benz in my neighborhood.

Two-tone brown-and-tan paint, red leather interior, convertible top, and genuine old-school European majesty! Perhaps a bit more frivolous than the other DOTS Ponton we've seen, but still exuding Teutonic dignity.


You don't really expect to see a Grateful Dead emblem on the grille of a car like this, but it seems to work.

I'm sure the owner of this car gets notes like this one on a regular basis.

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