This Hemi will prevent spoiled milk during the next hurricane

Sam Schembari-Negroni

One of the highlights of this past weekend's Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance in Westport, Conn., was a tribute to the Hemi engine. Yes, there were muscle cars, like a mean-looking 435-hp 1971 Plymouth GTX, but just a few yards away was another Hemi, sans car.

This was a 1954 331-cubic-inch, 180 horsepower generator. Capable of holding 42 gallons of gasoline, the generator was used by the Air Force to jump-start jets. When the lights go out in the next hurricane, I want to be living next to the guy who owns this bad boy.


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