What is the Greatest Pre-’90 Eight-Cylinder Engine?
That Mr. Henry Ford revolutionized the auto industry is no big secret. But besides helping along America’s love affair with the car, he also got us hooked on cheap V8 power beginning in 1932. Previously, Ford only built four-cylinders for its passenger cars but with the introduction of the Flathead, V8s went mainstream in the US. While eight-cylinders remained tied to luxury cars throughout much of the world, those fortunate enough to drive a big V8 understood the expression “there’s no replacement for displacement.”
Since then there have been many worthy eight cylinders, think of the Ferrari V8s, Chevrolet’s 350, and of course the Ford 289, just make sure it’s pre-1990! But please, when answering, let us know why you chose what you chose.
What is the greatest pre-’90 eight-cylinder engine ever?