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  • Randy Denchfield found this 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS to fill the void left when he sold his first car to go into the military. (Bill O'Brien/The Washington Times)

    Second 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS mirrors the first

    Randy Denchfield was a student at Woodrow Wilson High School in Northwest when he bought his first car, a slightly used 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible. For a brief time he thoroughly enjoyed the Honduras-maroon car with its 327-cubic-inch V-8 engine mated to a manual transmission with a four-on-the-floor shifter. Then came his draft notification.

  • Randy Denchfield stands proudly by his 1949 Cadillac sedan, which has less than 40,000 miles.

    1949 Cadillac sedan discovered with low mileage

    The current owner of a 1949 Cadillac knows how his car came to be 58 years old with less than 40,000 miles on the odometer.

  • The cosmetically clean Wildcat only needed a rebuilt drivetrain to be whole. Note the cornering lights.

    OUT OF THE PAST: Donor Buick Electra brings new life to Wildcat cousin

    About four years ago Randy Denchfield was accosted by a friend as he was leaving church. The friend knew of Mr. Denchfield's fondness for antique cars and passed along the following information.

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  • In the meantime, he realizes that like any thoroughbred, his Cadillac needs to be exercised and he is always eager to give his car some road therapy because, he says, "It's a fine-driving car."

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  • Mr. Denchfield says that for the next two decades the car was insured for one day each year so it could be driven on what is believed to be the original rubber to the inspection station for its annual safety inspection and maintenance check.

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