Cheshire England’s Mark Todd is certainly no stranger to quick fast street legal rides that can be thrashed on the strip at the drop of a hat, but his most recent car, this Aston Martin V8 Vantage, is hands down his wildest creation to date.
“This car really started in 2016 with me buying an engine that I really didn’t need”, Todd said with a smile. The engine, a Pat Musi 565Ci all-aluminum mill based on a New Century block, was a solid deal as it came from a trusted person within the United Kingdom car community, Colin Millar.
The call Todd received from Millar was not necessarily one soliciting the sale of the engine, but rather it was more asking for his take on what it might be worth. The engine itself had been imported to the UK a few years earlier by another name in the local scene and through a series of trades and deals became the property of Millar.