Volkswagen Beetle with Chevy V8 Swap

As one of the most iconic cars in history, the Volkswagen Beetle and its air-cooled engine are revered around the world for its utter simplicity. These cars are small, efficient, and easy to work on. But when it comes to power and acceleration, they are severely lacking.

This enterprising car owner took it upon himself to do something about it. What he’s done is removed the original flat-four engine in the back of the car and replaced it with a big American V8 in the front! From my eye, it looks to be a small block Chevy motor – probably a 305 or 350.

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T-buckets Aren’t For Anyone Anymore

The generational gap between now and then can best be summed up with the idiom “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” Continue reading