Talk about a quantum leap in technology and performance? This is a story at Chevrolet that dates back more than 60 years to the most popular American V-8 ever produced. The small-block Chevrolet V-8—displacing 265 cubic inches—debuted in the all-new 1955 Chevrolet. Imagine the excitement of compact overhead valve V-8 power at the time. It was quite the departure from the antiquated Stovebolt inline-six, launching a new era for Chevrolet; along with those fabulous Tri-Five 1955-’57 Chevys.
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