R&L: When and how did you acquire the car?
MARTY WAUGH: I bought the car from my mom and dad for $200 when I turned 16. I had it painted and put wheels on it and then I sold it back to my dad when I got married. He kept it in his garage for years. He got cancer and passed away, but before he passed away I bought it back from him. I had a ’66 Chevelle Super Sport and I sold it to buy this car.
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R&L: Tell us about your car (specs, restoration, etc.).
MW: Some friends of mine rebuilt the 396 engine and four-wheel disc brakes. They completely took it off the frame. Every bolt and nut is new on the car. The interior is brand new. The majority of it’s done, but I’ve still got little things I want to do. It’s never really done.
R&L: Do you have a fun or interesting story about the car?
MW: I remember me and my sister sitting in the back seat after eating at JC’s Toot and Tell ‘Em. I would take the straw and the straw paper, wad it up and shoot spitballs at my sister. We used to stand up in the back seat and rock back and forth.
R&L: Why do you love the car?
MW: I love the car because the memories. My dad and mom cherished the car when they bought it. It’s just been a family car. Me and my wife dated in the car so lots of memories with her too. I’ve had Camaros and Chevelles and I ended up with the car I started with.
Car year/Make/Model: 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS