Every self-respecting hot rodder is familiar with or has heard of:
- Chrysler 426 Hemi
- Chevrolet LS6 454
- Buick Stage-1 455
- Pontiac 455 HO
- Oldsmobile W-30 455
- Ford 427 large displacement V8s
These were some of the biggest legends of the original muscle car era, after all.
However, there are some small to medium displacement high-performance V8s that have been forgotten over time — Hiding in plain view under the shadow of their large displacement muscle car brethren.
Here are the 5 best forgotten V8 muscle car engines from the golden era that pack a lot of performance punch and are worthy of honor…