1970 Chevelle SS LS6 engine - Chevelle Tech
What's it worth? & ebay/online sales discussions

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 10th, 09, 5:58 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: California
Posts: 3
1970 Chevelle SS LS6 engine

I recently found an original 1970 LS6 engine in a warehouse. It has the automatic suffix code (CRR). The stampings are factory original. It's a short block with bare counter replacement 3964291 heads. Intake, carburetor, air cleaner, distributor, waterpump, pulleys and exhaust manifolds are all missing. The engine currently has .030 pistons. I removed the pan to see that everthing looks great. There is no visible damage. It does have the 964 main caps, thumb 7/16 dimple rods and 7416 forged crank. It has a very large balancer. I could not find a VIN stamping anywhere on the block, only the Tonawanda assembly date and suffix stamping. The casting numbers are 3963512 with a C 23 70 date.

I would like to sell this engine, but I don't really know what it's worth.

I haven't seen engines like this to compare prices.

I don't want to over price or under price this rare find.

Is there anyone out there that can give me an honest opinion on what kind of price to put on this engine?
LV65SS is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 10th, 09, 7:41 PM
Team Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Norton MA
Posts: 55
Re: 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 engine

Hi, I live in mass. I have a 70 ls6 with a counter exchange engine. I'd love to get an orig. ls6 engine like yours Let me know what youd like for it. Out here there is a guy who has one all apart . He doesnt know what he wants for it but he's had it for 20 years on the shelf. he says he'll never get an orig. chevelle so he'll be reasonable on the price. the problem is I go back again and again. I would say take the engine you have and put a profit on it and make someone very happy w/ an orig. ls6 . Its a 40 year old engine ,which would be date code correct. Let me know what you think ,Dave
Qik1320 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 09, 11:05 AM
Tech Team
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 794
Send a message via AIM to fast67vellen2o
Re: 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 engine

I would say it is worth $3500

Day 2 is Life.

1967 SS
1967 Malibu
1969 Z28
1967 Mustang GT fastback
fast67vellen2o is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 09, 1:23 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,017
Re: 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 engine

I would say put it on Ebay if you want to find out what it is worth. There was a bare 512 CRV block .030 over on Ebay for $5500.00, not sure if it sold.

71 Malibu 400 B B Conv _72 GS 455 Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming: "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!!"
Redmanf1 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chevelle Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address. Note, you will be sent a confirmation request to this address.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This Thread is more than 2787 days old. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
If you still feel it is necessary to make a new reply, you can still do so though.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome