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…