My Classic Car: Marina Blue 1966 Chevy II SS

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A Marina Blue 1966 Chevy II SS has always been my dream car, since there is sentimental value when you see the 1960s muscle car era as a young kid. Growing up, I remember riding around town with my uncle in his Marina Blue ’66 Chevy II Super Sport searching for someone to light up the tires with. That little Chevy II always sounded like it was eating the ground it rolled on.

I remember my uncle sticking a dollar bill to the console and telling me to grab for the dollar bill while he nailed the gas pedal. I never was able to grab that dollar bill because I was firmly pressed deep into the passenger seat when he launched that powerful beast and the front-end came off the ground. My uncle was always tinkering under the hood to get the most power that he could get out of that 327 small block engine.

In 2015, after searching for 8 years I found my Marina Blue ’66 Chevy II SS in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. I brought my little 1966 Deuce with me to Tennessee. When I take it out for a run, I get plenty of head turns, thumbs up, and compliments on its look and sound. There’s nothing like building on fond memories while owning and driving a piece of the muscle car era.

Today, 56 years later, I enjoy driving my little Chevy II and thinking about yesteryears with my favorite uncle.

-Dwayne C., Tennessee