There is something really appealing about finding a neglected car that is still in regular service parked in a neighborhood. Repairs made on a budget- dents hammered out, every scar on the paint since the day the car left the factory appears present. If this car had been on the East Coast, it would have already been recycled, but fortunately, the California Desert is kind to steel. This 1960something Pontiac Lemans, wearing mismatched tires, original weatherbeaten paint, and a tattered interior, is driven every day by its owner in Palm Desert. Survivor. Palm Springs is a haven for older cars.