Hooniverse Asks: What's History's Greatest American Engine/Foreign Car Hybrid?

pantera When someone tells you they drive a hybrid do your eyes light up and your tail start wagging as you picture a 327-powered Bizzarrini driven by the lady from the AT&T commercials? Or, do you scowl as if they just offered you a bite of their cat turd sammich, and picture a Prius driven by a Birkenstock-wearing Ed Begley, Jr on his way back from a hemp juice high colonic? If it’s the former, then we have much to discuss. Before the term was besmirched by the environmentalists and “hypermilers” hybrid used to mean a beautiful and impractical foreign-made body carrying some form of large and typically pushrod-equipped V8, built in the U.S. of A., or maybe Canada. The form factor arose in the fifties with cars like the Allard, but really took off in the Sixties as American V8s found their legs and foreign (mostly European) cottage car makers started sprouting like mushrooms, seemingly overnight. Considering that many are thought of as members of the most illustrious car club known to man, what do you think is the greatest hybrid in the world? Image: Pinterest

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