Well over 100 million Small Block Chevrolet engines have rolled off General Motors assembly lines since it was first introduced in 1955. The current LS/LT engines are much different than the engine introduced 60 years ago, however they utilize the same basic formula as the original SBC motor, a testament to its greatness.
To celebrate 60 years of Small Block Chevy power, Hagerty Classic Cars ripped apart a well-used Chevy V8, cleaned it up a bit and gave it a slight makeover with some orange paint and an Edelbrock carb and intake. They also filmed the process and put it on a time lapse, allowing us to watch it from beginning to end in just under four minutes.
The chances that you have some sort of story or tale involving a Small Block Motor are pretty high, considering they’ve powered everything from pickup trucks to wakeboarding boats. Pay your respects on its birthday and by watching the short video below and join us in hoping for another 60 years of Small Block.