Automotive engines are something that require innovative ideas, years of experience and exquisite craftsmanship to develop and build, and it is not unreasonable to claim it as a form of art. Now there is chance for you to own a piece of cutaway engine that you can appreciate as installation art.
This Mark IV 396 ci V8 cutaway was once on display inside the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. General Motors set up the largest exhibit in the fair that year for showing the public their latest projects and technology. The Futurama Pavilion exhibit includes three elements: the Mako Shark II concept car that inspired the Chevrolet Corvette, a special cutaway ’65 Sting Ray fuel-injected coupe and the said cutaway engine. The plan for GM was to introduce this engine in mid-1965 as 396 or 425 ci. Yet by the fair was over, the fast pace of automotive technology meant the engine was obsolete. It doesn’t really matter though as it offer us a rare chance to examine the inside of an engine. It will be offered in Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale on 12-20 January 2019.