Kerbside San Francisco – Muscle Cars

One of the best things about living on the West Coast is that the mild weather means that cars survive – when I first moved here, I could not believe how many 40+ year old muscle era machines were still around, parked up against the kerb, in daily use:

1968 Dodge Dart
340 with 4 on the floor – very much the inspiration for this feature, I just love the green, the car was bought new by it’s only owner when he returned from Vietnam. Speaking with him I realized that for him it symbolizes a different time, a time before the war, and that thought has prevented him from selling it in the ensuing forty years. Truly, a Time Machine, but not in the way H G Wells meant….

1969 Chevy Nova
I spoke to the owner once, young guy, car has its original 350 and floor mounted three speed manual transmission:

1971 Chevy Chevelle
Only saw this car once, did not look like a runner, note Centerline wheels:

1972 Chevy Camaro:
Console Automatic, car looks quite tidy but has plenty of rust, living in the salt air only 12 blocks from the ocean:

1980s Chevy Monte Carlo:
A young guy in my apartment building owned this car; an attractive blonde moved in with him and in short order the Monte was gone, in it’s place a Civic Hybrid :-/

1970 Ford Mustang:

1968 Ford Mustang:

1967 Pontiac Le Mans:

1968 Pontiac Firebird 400

1969 Pontiac Firebird 400
Car spotted in LA, is a four speed but not for sale, according to the owners wife who we spoke to – note The Fabricator’s pick up in shot

1965 Dodge Dart
Love the slot mag wheels and the way the car stands, total 70s “street machine”