Big-block Polaris quad – Click above to watch the video after the break
The Big Block. Rat Motor. Call it what you will, we can now officially add a final epitaph to the long-running engine's gravestone: R.I.P. The final L18 big block rolled down the assembly line at General Motors' Tonawanda plant in New York last week, and that engine was signed by all the workers at the plant and is on its way to the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
The first Baldwin-Motion big-block 1969 Camaro to roll off the line has been delivered to its owner, David Flynn, who owns a Chevy dealership in Ohio. The #01 Camaro was a red Phase III model like the one above and cost Flynn $250,000. For that kind of money one gets a 700-horsepower, 565-cubic inch Motion big block with a five-speed, a Motion independent rear suspension, eight-piston front and three-piston rear disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering and much more in the way of luxury accoutremen