My First Chev V8 was a '56 belair with a 265. One of the really early ones with fragile pistons. When I bought it ,it was almost new...compared to my newest car today which is 30 years old.... Anyway... the 265 is a nice revvy little motor which lives in the shadow of it's bigger younger brothers . A power pack 265 with four BBl and duntov cam makes a nice cruiser.