What’s up Folks!
Today Yours trully is gonna start a series where i’ll be discussing those cool factory projects that, for different reasons, were discontinued and/or cancelled during development. Some were even cancelled well into the prototyping stages. Some were left as design ideas. Some almost left the factory gates. What do they have in common? All of them ended up fading into obscurity in one form or another.
Today We’ll start with some interesting powertrain projects that were unceremoniously “shelved” by those picky execs who were overprotecting those “important” corporate budgets.
Behold…Oldsmobile’s retired W43 DOHC Big-Block Engine, which was slated to beat up FoMoCo’s all conquering “Cammer” 427 motor at the drags for the 1972 Season.