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Oldsmobile sold that 3.5 liter aluminum V8 to Rover way back in the late sixties or early seventies.
I still remember reading an issue of Road & Track in the late seventies where some guy bought one of those Olds 3.5 liter aluminum V8's really cheap from a rotting Olds in a junkyard, tuned it up with better cams and put it into an early Lotus Espirit.

Road & Track said it was one of the best engine transplants they'd ever seen at the time. The V8 fit in the mid engine car really well and the Espirit's performance was so much better with the lightweight aluminum pushrod 3.5 liter V8 than the overhead cam 2.2 or 2.4 liter Lotus 4 cylinder that was in it.
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