Someone scored a real rarity on eBay recently. Perusing the listing, we noticed bidding has just ended for an unused 4.5-liter Duramax diesel V8 engine. You know, the engine developed and canned as General Motors stumbled into the Great Recession and entered bankruptcy.
The engine has become somewhat of a legend now, and the world will never know how it could have, or would have, been used. Reports state it was developed for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, but who knows what could have been with this engine.
The seller does not state where the engine came from, or where it was sourced from, but it looks legitimate. Whoever picked this up should have some fun either dissecting the engineering, or fitting it to a vehicle. Since it never made its way to production, there really isn’t a suitable vehicle ready and willing to give it a home.