Chevrolet 409 V8: What Made It So Special, And Why Are They So Rare? – SlashGear

The Chevrolet 409 V8 had a significant, but brief moment in the history of American big-block, high-performance engines. While the 409 V8 may be best known as the title of a popular Beach Boys song released in 1962, the engine itself also had some unique features that helped it become a legend on both the street and the drag strip. The Chevrolet 409 V8 was a higher-displacement version of the 348 cubic inch engine that was developed for Chevy’s 1958 models. Chevrolet

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