It's not that bad only $5,549.00 for the part number 085575 Merlin X 409 aluminum block.
I wasn't aware that he was only going to cast 25 aluminum versions of this block. I thought initially that the price of a cast iron variant of this block would be a little less than half of that asking price (more comparable to the Merlin III cast iron BBC block).
Have to admit it is a fairly exclusive club with only 25 made (I'm sure after he sells out and the demand starts to build that Bill will cast more of them but he will change something easily visible in the mold to keep the initial exclusive members off his back if he does cast more).
am i the only one that misses the old impala squad cars for cops. man if you could find one of them after the department was done with them they were a smooth running dream machine. granted took a ton of maintenance but it was like having a secret go fast car
My dad owned many musclecars during his life, from a 1955 Chevy hotrod, to a 1965 Mustang 2+2, to a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T. But he told me the fastest classic car he had ever ridden in was a friend's 1963 Impala 409 dual quad.