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Evil Wicked Mean And Nasty
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Hey everybody i was just wondering a guy at work has a 81 malibu he has built a 406 for it , But the car has a 1965 283 w/ power pack heads on it, He said it's orignal all but orignal intake it's a fresh engine and he ask me what i thought it would be worth but i really don't know, He has a few people wanting to buy it but don't know how to price it, Said the engine came out in a 1965 studebaker, I told him i had some friends that might know, If you can help that would be great and if nobody know its worth thats ok too. Cole
 

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The only thing that would be special about it being from a Studebaker would only matter to someone with a 1965 Stude who wants a correct date code engine. Otherwise it's just a rebuilt 283, and worth whatever a running SBC is worth in your area. It's nothing special parts or performance wise.
 

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It is worth what someone is willing to pay and what the seller is willing to take. Unless I was present for the rebuild, it is just another core to me so $250 would be all I am willing to fork out and only if I had a need for the motor.

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Thanks guy's i was thinking the same thing you all are . But he thought it was special and ask me to find out so i did. He said the guy that had the motor still had the car but it burned up in a garage fire and the motor was someplace else while he was restoring the stude, Car was total loss. I really do appreciate all of your opinions, I will tell him it's worth whatever he thinks it's worth , Thank you all very much. Cole
 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnya
I remember Studebaker using a 289 V8(NOT the same engine as Fords),
but a 283 is a new one on me.


old fords said:
I was thinking the same thing
Towards the end for Studebaker they did indeed use the 283 Chevy small block.
There is a 1965 local to me that I see every so often that is 100 % stock. It has the 283.
 
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