100-Year-Old Darracq V8 Engine Starting for First Time In 97 Years

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In a world filled with electronics and technology that makes our lives a comfortable breeze, it’s easy to take the simple things for granted. When we see an old school v8 that’s wrenched on with the aim of getting it running, we can appreciate the little things just a little bit more. In this one, the Darracq V8 world land speed engine that has been rebuilt is turned over several times and while it gets to spitting and sputtering, it doesn’t quite stay running.

Check out the video below that has us wanting to see this piece of history running. The suspense in attempting to make this thing work is killing us!