Not my first V8 by far. My brothers and I tinkered with cars when we were growing up in Ohio. My first 8-cyl was a Pontiac Firebird with a transplanted 455 from an old herse. Talk about a walker! Loved that ride. True addiction to gas that car had!
Next I fell in love with a '70 Pontiac Catalina with a 400 in it. Twas a beauty with wheel skirts and all. Picked up a Ford F150 with the 4.6 V8 but traded it for the Impala. Convinced the wife that I would save $$ in gas over the truck and so far so good. Getting about 18 to 19 out of it so far.