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Classic car show brings colorful cruisers to Carson

"She's real fine, my 409" was a classic rock 'n roll song lyric, but the sentiment doesn't quite measure up to John Castiglione's 509 Chevy.

Castiglione, who retired to Minden in 2001, lovingly rebuilds cars of yesteryear. He was showing off his burnished green and white 1956 Chevrolet Saturday in the second-annual Carson City Car Show at Johnny Rockets restaurant.

"It took me three years to build," he said of the Chevy, which puts out 576 horsepower from the 509 power plant.

"This one and the (1971 Plymouth) Barracuda, I'm keepin'."

Castiglione, 68, has built a bunch of cars but …

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