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Old 19th-December-2010, 01:46 PM   #1
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What's a 283 engine worth?

Hey All,

I pulled the 283 out of my nova (3862194) 65-67 recess oil filter boss and am thinking of selling it. Been fulled sealed up since pulled out and rotated occasionally. It was a good runner before being pulled. It is everything minus intake. I'm thinking someone else could probably use it for there project, so if I where to sell what would be a ball park price. Is it worth 1000-1500 bucks? I have no idea for sure. Just let me know your opinions. Thanks
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my thoughts on the subject probably won't be appreciated

my opinion is unless it's a special number, rare etc it's just a ChevyII engine. yes slightly higher value over a std engine but not much... to me it's a "CORE" meaning it's nothing to be put into a car without a complete rebuilding... i'd say worth is in/around $500.00
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I'm not sure what it's worth but, I can tell you, the parts market right now is in ~really~ bad shape and if you're not willing to sell at fifty cents on the dollar, people are not buying. I've been cleaning out the garage and selling some stuff and it's brutal out there.
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my thoughts on the subject probably won't be appreciated

my opinion is unless it's a special number, rare etc it's just a ChevyII engine. yes slightly higher value over a std engine but not much... to me it's a "CORE" meaning it's nothing to be put into a car without a complete rebuilding... i'd say worth is in/around $500.00
This will probably be even less appreciated, but honest..so here it goes... My opinion and anyone else who knows the first gen V8 engines, there is a "far better block" (721) for sale. The guy can't get $650 for it, and it's complete as yours and it's been for sale for 2+yrs! If you could get $500 I'd suggest you sell it!

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This will probably be even less appreciated, but honest..so here it goes... My opinion and anyone else who knows the first gen V8 engines, there is a "far better block" (721) for sale. The guy can't get $650 for it, and it's complete as yours and it's been for sale for 2+yrs! If you could get $500 I'd suggest you sell it!
I would look and see what year it is for sure because I would think as parts a 67 block would be worth a bit more?

I would also think that the head casting would be more valuable if the were 520s or 520Ts?


Either way I'm guessing there is not a big market for 283 blocks?


Some of the blocks are able to be bored to 4in and will allow the use of 327 cranks, so that may be an option?
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Thanks guys. So I have been thinking for awhile about selling my car as well, I know the economy is bad but what do you think about putting a 66 ss on market would be like. Thanks
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Although on a positive note.....

..seeing how it's complete, I did see someone in novaland more particularly ebayville....overpay big for a
used 62-67 chevy 2 oil pan,pickup,dipstick,and oil pump...a whopping $400 and the manifolds are worth a couple hunnie. so there's hope!
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Thanks guys. So I have been thinking for awhile about selling my car as well, I know the economy is bad but what do you think about putting a 66 ss on market would be like. Thanks
Unless you just absolutely have to, I wouldn't sell right now.
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283 are selling for around 250 to 300 dollars in this area if they are running and complete. Not much demand for them.
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283 are selling for around 250 to 300 dollars in this area if they are running and complete. Not much demand for them.
X2 even though its a rare casting doesnt mean it will bring much. most people are wanting 350+ cubes nowadays
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bunch on craigslist for cheap around here. people are fools!

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Some guys just love 'em.They're easy on lightweight drivetrains and even the 2 bbls are "happy" motors. On the lookout for something to put my Chevelle's original motor into, an old Volvo or BMW maybe.
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I would like that 283 for my 67 tradsies????
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