A prototype of a Hoffman X-8 from 1935 was brought to this year's edition of the Pebble Beach Concours.
Without any doubt there were some pretty interesting cars showcased at this year’s edition of the Pebble Beach Concours, along with a couple of weird ones as well. One such example would have to be this Hoffman X-8 from 1935 that belongs to Myron Vernis from Akron, Ohio.
Design-wise, it certainly isn’t a looker with its shield-shaped front grille and the peculiar headlights. However, it does have a couple of aces up its sleeve such as the fact that it’s a steel unibody car and the engine is mounted behind the passenger compartment. It’s a proper mid-engine car as the power unit is mounted in the front of the rear axle.
It’s an X-8 engine with 8 cylinders arranged in an X layout. Some of you might know that Henry Ford himself tried these X-8 engines but his were air-cooled flatheads, while the one in this Hoffman features overhead cams and it is water-cooled.
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