Sounds like the going price. Retail back in the early '90's was $2200-2400, depending on dealer. Expect to freshen it up, and run airplane fuel or racing fuel with that 12.5:1 compression, and some 4.10's or lower. They were , and still are some powerful engines, BUT, they are a beast: high compression, HUGE cam profile. If It was me, I'd spend the $5000 on a new Hi-po 454, 425hp. crate engine, and be ALOT more streetable.