"In me is power. Churning power, turning power, burning power, in eight busy breathing cylinders! I am Chevrolet's new Turbo-Fire V8, an engine that keeps car wheels rolling!" Judging by the scenery-chewing hyperdramatic delivery of the narrator (coupled with war-movie background music) in this ad for Chevy's new-for-1955 overhead-valve 265, you'd think that GM felt their new engine design would turn out to be somewhat successful for them in the long run.

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